SWAC Men’s Basketball Recaps – November 29
Tue, November 29, 2016
Jacksonville State 72, Alabama State 69
MONTGOMERY, Ala.. – Alabama State fell in a tight one to Jacksonville State during the Hornets’ home opener 72-69.
The Hornets led by five, 26-21 with 3:29 to play in the first half, but Jacksonville State (5-3) answered with back-to-back 3s by Jacksonville State’s Erik Durham to take the lead for good, 27-26.
Alabama State tied the game at 58-58 with 6:04 left on Terrance LeFlore’s layup, but Greg Tucker answered with a 3-pointer for the Gamecocks,, and Alabama State was unable to overtake the Gamecocks down the stretch. LeFlore finished with 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field for Alabama State (1-6).
Tony Armstrong added 12 points for Alabama State.
UAB 75, Alabama A&M 45
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Cold shooting and turnovers plagued Alabama A&M in a 75-45 loss at Alabama-Birmingham on Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs were in it early, battling the Blazers to a 12-12 tie, but found themselves on the wrong end of a 20-7 run that ended the half. At that point, UAB led 32-19.
AAMU was unable to make a dent in the lead, shooting 33 percent from the floor and committing 15 giveaways. Quinterian McConico led the Bulldogs (0-6) with 15 points and was on-target much of the night as evidenced by his 7-for-10 shooting. McConico also grabbed six boards, but Alabama A&M was out-rebounded 46-28.
Southern 91, Paul Quinn 79
BATON ROUGE, La. – Shawn Prudhomme made eight 3-pointers and scored 37 points — both career highs — on Tuesday night to help Southern beat Paul Quinn 91-79.
The Jaguars trailed 29-28 with 4:16 left in the first half but turned it around to lead by four at the break. Paul Quinnclosed to within 64-61 with 8:35 left in the game, but the Jaguars (2-3) pulled away with 15 straight points capped by one of Prudhomme’s treys for a 79-61 lead with 4:33 left. Southern led by no less than 13 the rest of the way.
Jared Sam added 20 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks for SUBR
JaMarcus Weatherspoon scored 10 and Tre’lun Banks had eight points and 10 assists for Southern.
SWAC Women’s Basketball Recaps – November 29
Wed, November 30, 2016
Alabama A&M 68, Oakwood 65
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A buzzer-beating three by Hilary Williams lifted Alabama A&M to a 68-65 overtime win over Oakwood on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs were led by Jameica Cobb, who had 18 points along with nine rebounds. Ebony Johnson also had a strong performance in the win, netting 17 points along with nine boards. Four of the five Alabama A&M starters scored in double figures during the victory.
Alabama A&M fell behind early in the game, trailing 17-12 after the end of the first quarter. The Bulldogs trailed 35-26 at the break. Alabama A&M only narrowed the deficit by one in the third quarter, but played much better in the fourth. Outscoring Oakwood 17-9 to tie the game at 61-61 at the end of regulation. Alabama A&M would outscore Oakwood 7-4 in overtime, capped by Williams’ dagger, to take the win.
Next up, Alabama A&M will travel to Birmingham, Alabama to take on Samford on December 3 at 12:00PM CT.
Texas Tech 85-Prairie View A&M 43
LUBBOCK, Texas – Prairie View A&M fell 85-43 to Texas Tech on Tuesday night. Jeronia Allen led the Panthers with 13 points, along with six rebounds. La’Sha Hayes had a strong performance on the glass, grabbing 10 boards, despite the loss.
Prairie View was outmatched from the opening tip. The Panthers fell behind 30-5 after the end of the first quarter. PVAM played better in the second quarter, only being outscored by one point in that frame. Still, the Panthers could not climb out of the hole they dug themselves into as the second half progressed, ultimately leading to the loss. PVAM struggled defensively in this contest, allowing Texas Tech to go 33-69 from the field for a .478 field goal percentage as a team.
The Panthers will be in action again on Dec. 3, when Prairie View plays host to Sam Houston State. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:00PM CT.
Nicholls 71, Grambling 60
GRAMBLING, La. – Grambling State fell to Nicholls 71-60 on Tuesday night. Jazmin Boyd led GSU with 21 points along with six assists. Shakyla Hill also had a solid performance despite the loss, netting 17 points along with four rebounds and nine assists.
The game was close for the majority of the contest. Grambling trailed by just three after the first quarter, and by four (33-29) going into halftime. Grambling let the chances of a comeback slip away in the second half. The Tigers were outscored 38-31 in the second half, that resulted in the loss. The stats were very even for this contest. Grambling shot the ball well as a team, going 24-48 for a .500 field goal percentage despite the setback.
Grambling State will travel to Tucson, Ariz. next, for a matchup with the Arizona Wildcats on Dec. 17 at 7:00PM.
Central Arkansas 59, Alcorn State 45
CONWAY, Ark. – Alcorn State fell to Central Arkansas 59-45 on Tuesday night. Alcorn State was led by Henrietta Wells, who had a game high 16 points along with five boards. Tia Sanders also had a strong game, netting 13 points in the loss.
Alcorn State kept the game close early on. The Braves only trailed by just two points, 11-13 after the first quarter. The Braves would be outscored 16-21 in the second quarter to trail at halftime 27-34 at halftime. The Braves would let its hopes of a comeback fade in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter. Alcorn State would be outscored 11-6 in the final frame that ultimately resulted in the defeat. Alcorn State struggled from three point range in this contest, going just 2-10 as a team, while Central Arkansas went 3-7.
Alcorn State will be in action again on Dec. 1, when the Braves travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala. to take on Alabama at 6:00PM CT.
Cincinnati 72, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 42
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Arkansas-Pine Bluff fell to Cincinnati 72-41 on Tuesday night. UAPB was led by Niya Head, who netted 16 points along with four boards in the loss.
The Lions fell behind right from the opening tip. UAPB trailed 22-3 after one quarter of play, and 32-11 at halftime. That deficit proved to be insurmountable. Although UAPB played better in the second half, the Lions could not mount a comeback. The Lions did not shoot the ball well from three-point range in this contest. UAPB went just 3-15 as a team compared to Cincinnati going 10-20.
UAPB will travel to South Dakota next, for a game with South Dakota State on Dec. 3 at 1:30PM CT.