Southwestern Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Texas riches extend to basketball courts

    USA Today "The state of Texas – including all of its more than 268,000 square miles – is still the home to $60 million high school football stadiums, Johnny Football and the NFL franchise that considers itself "America's Team." But as Arlington this week welcomes the men's basketball Final Four – the..." April 02

  • Cal Poly SLO 81, Texas Southern 69

    ProSportsDaily "Chris Eversley recorded 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Mustangs defeated the Tigers in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Dave Nwaba contributed 17 points and three blocks for 16th-seeded Cal Poly (14-19), which will play top seed Wichita State in the second..." March 20

  • Cal-Poly Tops Texas Southern to Record Historic NCAA Tournament Win

    GoPoly.com "Senior forward Chris Eversley scored a team-leading 19 points as the Cal Poly men's basketball program – appearing in its first NCAA Division I Tournament game – chalked up its first Division I postseason victory as the Mustangs outdueled fellow 16th seed Texas Southern on Wednesday evening, 81-69..." March 20

  • Ex-bad boy Murray making most of last shot at basketball stardom

    Fox Sports Ohio "It took Aaric Murray five years and three schools to get to the NCAA tournament. His dominant post play pushed Texas Southern through the SWAC tournament last weekend, earning a spot in the First Four here Wednesday night, and finally his new team got to fly to Ohio after spending the season..." March 19

  • SWAC champ TSU to face Cal Poly in first round of NCAA Tournament

    Houston Chronicle "Texas Southern gathered in the player's lounge at H&PE Arena Sunday afternoon to learn their NCAA Tournament destination. About halfway through the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, loud chants of "TSU! TSU! TSU!" began to echo from players and support staff to celebrate the school's first NCAA..." March 18

  • Why some teams relish making NCAA tournament first round

    USA Today "To casual fans, a No. 16 seed is a No. 16 seed no matter how you slice it. But to individual programs involved and the conferences that house them, there's a major difference between a No. 16 seed that gets put in the NCAA tournament's main draw and one sent to Dayton for the First..." March 18

  • Texas Southern tops rival Prairie View for SWAC championship

    Houston Chronicle "They took turns climbing the ladder to cut a piece of the basketball net. As Aaric Murray stood on the next-to-last step, with scissors in hand to cut the final piece, he summed up the emotion Saturday afternoon. "We're going dancing," Murray yelled. Yes, after more than a decade, Texas..." March 16

  • Jackson State tripped up in opening round

    The Clarion-Ledger "Wayne Brent’s first season is in the books. And it was a disappointing ending. Jackson State was knocked off by last-seeded Grambling State 84-75 in Tuesday’s first round of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament held at the Toyota Center in Houston. The seventh-seeded Tigres..." March 12

  • Alabama State seeded third, Alabama A&M fifth in SWAC tourney

    Alabama.com "Seeds are out for the SWAC men's basketball tournament. Alabama State, picked to finish seventh in the preseason, are seeded No. 3 in the tourney, which begins Tuesday in Houston, and Alabama A&M is a No. 5 The Hornets (18-11, 12-6), winners of three in a row, have a bye in the opening..." March 11

  • SWAC allows four ineligible teams in conference tournament

    CBSSports.com "Last season, only seven teams played in the SWAC tournament as three teams were ineligible for the NCAA tournament due to APR penalties. This year, the league has decided to let every team play in the postseason tournament -- including four teams that are banned from the NCAA tournament for..." March 01

  • How bad is college basketball in Alabama? Let me count the ways

    Alabama.com "If you love college basketball, you have to hate what's happening to the sport in the state of Alabama. Because what's happening is we're living through what may be the worst college basketball season here in the last 30 years. Take a look at this snapshot. If you care about the game, it'll..." February 25

  • Jackson State improves, but not enough against Southern

    The Clarion-Ledger "The result was better for Jackson State than last month when it faced Southern. But it would have been better with a win. The Tigers fell to Southern 68-63 Monday night at home. When the two teams played in January, JSU fell to Southern 60-36, its worst loss of the season. Still, the Tigers..." February 11

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