Men's Basketball Weekly Release: Jan. 17
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CONFERENCE NEWS & NOTES
- Staying undefeated: Jackson State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff each picked up two more conference victories this past week to remain undefeated in SWAC play. The Tigers maintained their first place position with a 6-0 mark with an overtime win against last year’s defending SWAC champions Texas Southern and followed that up with a victory against Prairie View A&M on Monday.
- The Golden Lions needed overtime to beat Southern this past Saturday and followed that up with a 12-point win against Alcorn State to move to 5-0 in conference play. It is the best start under head coach George Ivory in his 10 years at the helm.
- Cashing in from downtown: Jackson State’s Jeremiah Jefferson set a new single-game best mark for most 3-pointers in one game by one player as he connected on nine 3-pointers in a 79-71 win against Prairie View A&M on Monday.
- Strong in defeat: Mississippi Valley State’s Jordan Evans poured in 41 points, but the Delta Devils dropped their game against Southern 78-70 in overtime on Monday.
- Hitting the boards: Prairie View A&M’s J.D. Wallace pulled down a single-game season high 17 rebounds against Grambling State this past Saturday.
CONFERENCE ONLY GAMES-TOP 10 SCORING LEADERS
|(RK) Player - Team||GP||FG||3FG||FT||PTS||Points PG|
|1. MARTAVEOUS, MCKNIGHT-UAPB||5||118||39||14||118||23.6|
|2. JEFFERSON, Demontrae-TXSO||4||24||13||30||91||22.8|
|3. Gary Blackston-PVAM||5||33||8||15||89||17.8|
|4. Ross, Jacoby-ALST||5||23||10||30||86||17.2|
|5. Jared Sam-SUBR||6||30||0||42||102||17.0|
|6. EVANS, Jordan-MVSU||5||24||7||26||81||16.2|
|7. CLARK, Donte-TXSO||5||23||3||30||79||15.8|
|8. THOMAS, Shirmane-GRAM||6||31||8||20||90||15.0|
|9. GASTON, Anthony-GRAM||6||29||8||15||81||13.5|
|10. Maurice Rivers-JKST||6||26||4||24||80||13.3|
Sat., Jan. 13
Jackson State 85, Texas Southern 80 (OT)
Alcorn State 77, Mississippi Valley State 63
Grambling State 80, Prairie View A&M 71
Alabama State 70, Alabama A&M 67
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 78, Southern 76 (OT)
Mon, Jan. 15
Jackson State 79, Prairie View 71
Grambling State 79, Texas Southern 78
Southern 78, Mississippi Valley State 70 (OT)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 71, Alcorn State 59
Sat., Jan. 20
Alabama State at Southern; 3:00 p.m.
Mississippi Valley State at Texas Southern; 4:00 p.m.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Prairie View A&M; 5:00 p.m.
Grambling State at Jackson State; 5:30 p.m.
Alabama A&M at Alcorn State; 6:00 p.m.
Mon, Jan. 22
Alabama State at Alcorn State; 5:30 p.m.
Alabama A&M at Southern; 7:30 p.m.
Mississippi Valley State at Prairie View A&M; 7:30 p.m.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Texas Southern ; 7:30 p.m.