Southwestern Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Holy Cross holds off Southern in NCAA Tournament

    The Sports Xchange "DAYTON -- For much of this season, Holy Cross found it difficult to close out wins. But in March, the Crusaders have been at their best when the game is on the line. "It goes back to our toughness mentally that we don't cave in those situations," said junior guard Robert Champion...." March 16

  • Valparaiso 84, Texas Southern 73

    The Sports Xchange "Valparaiso forward Alec Peters scored 28 points to continue his late-season hot streak, center Vashil Fernandez blocked eight shots and the top-seeded Crusaders beat Texas Southern 84-73 in the opening round of the NIT on Tuesday night in Valparaiso, Ind. Peters made nine of 16 shots from..." March 16

  • Southern 54, Jackson State 53

    The Sports Xchange "Trelun Banks scored 19 points and Adrian Rodgers scored on a putback with 13 seconds left to give fourth-seeded Southern to a 54-53 victory over third-seeded Jackson State in the championship game of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday at the Toyota Center in Houston,..." March 12

  • Trae Jefferson commits to Texas Southern

    College Basketball Talk "Trae Jefferson, one of the more entertaining players to watch in the Class of 2015, announced that he had committed to Texas Southern on Tuesday afternoon via his personal Twitter account. There’s no shortage of YouTube videos of the diminutive 5-foot-7 point guard. There’s this one from..." July 07

  • Four men’s teams banned from 2016 postseason due to APR scores

    College Basketball Talk "The NCAA released their APR report on Wednesday afternoon, and there will be five college basketball teams that are ineligible for the postseason in 2016. Alcorn State, Florida A&M, Stetson and Central Arkansas are the four men’s teams that will be sitting out next year’s postseason, while on..." May 27

  • Alcorn State names Montez Robinson men's basketball coach

    The Clarion-Ledger "Bethune-Cookman assistant Montez Robinson has been named men's basketball coach at Alcorn State, ASU athletic director Derek Horne announced Sunday. During Robinson's four seasons with Bethune-Cookman, the Wildcats advanced to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Tournament quarterfinals..." April 27

  • Alcorn State declines to extend contract to Luther Riley

    MS News "Alcorn State has made a big decision on the hardwood. The school declined to extend contracts to head men's basketball coach Luther Riley and head women's basketball coach Tonya Edwards. Both deals were set to expire at the end of March. Riley took a leave of absence in January. He was the..." March 24

  • Alabama A&M coach, JSU alum James Wright dies

    The Clarion-Ledger "Alabama A&M assistant men's basketball coach James Wright died, school officials said Wednesday evening. According to the school's bio, Wright was a graduate of Jackson State in 1993. He was the senior director of the Mo Williams Basketball Camp, which was held annually in Jackson. Wright was..." January 22

  • Former GSU guard Scott plans to transfer to Colorado St

    The News Star "Antwan Scott is on the move again, this time headed from Louisiana to Colorado. Less than a week after announcing he would transfer from Grambling, Scott told The News-Star late Monday that he will play at Colorado State. The 6-foot-1 point guard chose Colorado State over Tennessee. "I'm..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Southern's Godfrey to transfer to Memphis, eligible immediately

    CBS Sports "Southern transfer Calvin Godfrey has committed to Memphis, sources told The 6-9 power forward will be eligible immediately next season due to APR issues at Southern and should provide front court depth behind both Austin Nichols and Shaq Goodwin." August 08

  • Antwan Scott to transfer from Grambling

    The News Star "A week after Grambling found its new basketball coach, the Tigers have lost their leading scorer. Grambling guard Antwan Scott told The News-Star late Tuesday he will transfer for his senior season. “I’m just trying to go somewhere my senior year with a better opportunity to win and surround..." August 07

  • Mississippi Valley State announces hiring of its next head coach

    CBS Sports "On Friday, Mississippi Valley State made Andre Payne's hiring official. He takes over as coach of the Delta Devils, meaning every D-I coaching spot has now been filled for the 2014-15 season. Payne previously coached at Wiley College, located in Marshall, Texas. His teams won two conference..." July 12

  • Grambling State coach Joseph Price relieved of duties

    The News Star "New Grambling interim president Cynthia Warrick didn’t take long to leave her mark on the university. In her first official day as Grambling’s leader, Warrick made significant changes across the board, relieving athletic director Aaron James and men’s basketball coach Joseph Price of their..." July 03

  • 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 "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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 "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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