Latest Southwestern Athletic Conference men's basketball News

Hopkins leads Texas Southern past New Orleans 95-89 in OT

Mar. 20, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Justin Hopkins had a career-high 20 points as Texas Southern beat New Orleans 95-89 in overtime in the first round of the CIT on Wednesday night. Jeremy Combs had 19 points for Texas Southern (22-13). Devocio Butler added 15 points. Jalyn Patterson had 14 points for the road team. Butler...

Texas Rio Grande Valley beats Grambling St. 74-73 in CIT

Mar. 20, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Tyson Smith had 19 points to lead five Texas Rio Grande Valley players in double figures as the Vaqueros narrowly defeated Grambling State 74-73 in the CIT first round on Wednesday night. Lesley Varner II and Javon Levi added 14 points apiece for the Vaqueros. Terry Winn III and...

Fairleigh Dickinson rallies for first ever NCAA tourney win

Mar. 19, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Eleven months ago, Fairleigh Dickinson coach Greg Herenda was seriously ill with life-threatening blood clots. On Tuesday night, he danced on the court and hugged his players after they secured the first NCAA Tournament win in school history. Senior guard Darnell Edge scored a...

Gonzaga earns No. 1 seed in NCAA West Region

Mar. 17, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gonzaga had its 21-game winning streak end in the West Coast Conference tournament title game. The loss to Saint Mary's was not enough to make the NCAA Tournament selection committee move the top-ranked Bulldogs off the No. 1 line. Gonzaga earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the...

Prairie View beats Texas Southern 92-86 in SWAC title game

Mar. 16, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Gary Blackston and Dennis Jones scored 17 points apiece to lead six Prairie View A&M players in double figures and the Panthers beat Texas Southern 92-86 on Saturday night in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament championship game. Prairie View earned its second NCAA...

Location, crowds help Dayton keep a grip on the First Four

Mar. 16, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — When Texas Southern and North Carolina Central tipped off on the second night of last year's First Four, the University of Dayton Arena next to Interstate 75 was still filling up with 12,732 spectators, the largest crowd in the eight-year history of the NCAA Tournament play-in affair....

Combs leads Texas Southern past Alabama St 80-66 in SWAC

Mar. 16, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jeremy Combs had 28 points and 18 rebounds as Texas Southern topped Alabama State 80-66 in the semifinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament on Friday night. Combs shot 9 for 12 from the field and finished two rebounds shy of tying his career high. Trayvon Reed had...

Patterson leads Prairie View by Grambling St. 81-71 in SWAC

Mar. 15, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Devonte Patterson had 24 points as Prairie View beat Grambling State 81-71 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament semifinals on Friday. Patterson converted all 12 of his free throws. He added eight rebounds. Gary Blackston had 18 points for Prairie View (21-12). Darius...

Ross scores 14 to lift Alabama St. over Jackson St. 58-49

Mar. 13, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jacoby Ross had 14 points off the bench to lift Alabama State to a 58-49 win over Jackson State in the quarterfinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney on Tuesday night. Tobi Ewuosho had 10 points and six rebounds for Alabama State (12-18). Reginald Gee added 10 points....

Patterson leads Prairie View over Alcorn St. 86-66

Mar. 13, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Devonte Patterson had 25 points as Prairie View rolled past Alcorn State 86-66 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Tuesday night. Chance Ellis had 11 points for Prairie View (20-12). Dennis Jones added 11 points, seven assists and five steals....