SWAC Men's Basketball Recaps - Nov. 15
NC Central 59, Southern U. 55
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Ray Willis had 20 points and nine rebounds as North Carolina Central held off Southern 59-55 Thursday at the Global Sports Hoops Showcase.
Willis made just 4 of 15 field-goal attempts but was 12 for 12 from the free-throw line for the Eagles (2-2). Stanton Kidd added 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Malcolm Miller led Southern (1-3) with 17 points. Javan Mitchell added 14 points and Derick Beltran had 10 points and nine rebounds.
NC Central missed all four of its 3-point attempts and shot just 32 percent overall, but converted 25 of 31 free throws.
The Eagles led 57-49 with 1:14 remaining before a jumper by Jameel Grace and two buckets by Beltran brought the Jaguars within 57-55 with 22 seconds left. Willis then hit two free throws for NC Central and came up with a steal to put the game out of reach.
Jacksonville St. 79, Alabama A&,M 61
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Ronnie Boggs and Tarvin Gaines netted 15 points apiece as Jacksonville State rolled to its first 3-0 start since jumping to Division I prior to the 1995-96 season with a 79-61 win over Alabama A&M Thursday night.
The Gamecocks trailed early, and didn't take their first lead until Chris Deanes made a layup to put them up 20-18 with 8:48 left in the first half. Jacksonville State maintained that lead the rest of the way, with Deanes' bucket coming amid a 14-2 run that put the Gamecocks up 30-20 in the nonconference game.
Alabama A&M (1-2) shot 36.8 percent (25 of 68) from the field compared to Jacksonville State's 50.9 percent (29 of 57), and the Gamecocks finished with a 44-33 rebounding advantage.
The Bulldogs' Demarquelle Tabb tied a season high with 18 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for his second double-double in three games.
Northwestern 81, MVSU 68
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Mississippi Valley junior transfer Davon Usher scored a game-leading 35 points to almost single-handedly keep the Delta Devils in the game, but Northwestern got key late baskets from sophomore guard Dave Sobolewski to pull out an 81-68 win on Thursday night.
Sobolewski scored his first field goal of the season on a layup to break a 58-58 tie midway through the second half moments after Usher had hit a 3-point shot from the right corner to knot the score.
Sobolewski scored all 13 of his points, including two 3-point baskets, down the stretch to give Northwestern (2-0) the victory.
Reggie Hearn had 23 points and Jared Swopshire added 22 for the Wildcats, who needed a 23-10 spurt in the final 8:54 to win.
Usher seemed to zone in as the game progressed, going 7 of 8 on 3-point attempts He had scored 32 points in his first two games with Mississippi Valley (0-3).
Texas A&,M 81, Prairie View 59
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Five Texas A&M players scored in double digits as the Aggies defeated Prairie View A&M 81-59 on Thursday night.
Fabyon Harris scored a game-high 18 points, including making 4 of 6 3-pointers, and he was followed by Ray Turner (17), J'Mychal Reese (15) and Elston Turner and Jordan Green (10 each). Ray Turner led A&M (3-0) with nine rebounds, but the Panthers (2-2) had a 41-34 advantage on the glass.
Jules Montgomery led Prairie View with 12 points. Both teams struggled from the field, as the Aggies shot 44.4 percent (24 of 54) and the Panthers shot 32.8 percent (20 of 61). While the turnover battle was fairly close (Prairie View with 14 and A&M 11) the Aggies outscored the Panthers 21-10 on points off of turnovers.
Panthers guard Louis Munks left the game with 6:04 remaining in a wheelchair with a compound fracture of his right leg.
Stanford 69, Alcorn State 51
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Josh Huestis scored a career-high 18 points, leading Stanford to a 69-51 victory over Alcorn State on Thursday night.
Chasson Randle added 10 points and Dwight Powell grabbed 10 rebounds for the Cardinal (3-0), who have won nine straight dating to last year's run to the Postseason NIT tournament title.
Anthony Nieves scored 12 points, Josh Nicholas 11 and Anthony Evans 10 for Alcorn State (1-2).
The Braves held an early lead at 9-8 before Stanford put together a 13-2 run and never trailed again, eventually leading by as many as 21.
The Cardinal hurt Alcorn State inside throughout the contest, grabbing 23 offensive rebounds.
Stanford held a 33-21 advantage at halftime despite shooting just under 30 percent. The Cardinal outrebounded Alcorn State 25-15 and forced 10 turnovers in the first half.