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Courtesy: SWAC.org

Men's Basketball Weekly Release: Feb. 8

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 02/08/2018

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CONFERENCE NEWS & NOTES

- Grambling State remains the hottest team in the conference after extending their winning streak to eight straight, its longest winning streak since joining Division I in 1977.

- Tall task: Texas Southern center Trayvon Reed leads in conference only games in three major statistical categories: rebounding (10.6 per game), field goal percentage (.780) and blocks (3.4 per game)

- Home crowd support: Through six home conference games, first place Arkansas-Pine Bluff leads the SWAC in attendance with an average draw of 3,630 fans per contest.

- I’ll take that! Arkansas-Pine Bluff ranks 24th nationally in steals per game (7.9 per contest).

- Drawing contact: Grambling State ranks 20th nationally in free throws made (415) and 17th in the nation in free throws attempted (587). Individually, Tigers guard Ivy Smith Jr. ranks tied for 10th in Division I with 152 free throws made and 11th in free throws attempted (184).

- Southern senior forward Jared Sam leads the SWAC with 10 double-doubles and ranks tied for 30th nationally with that amount. In conference-games only, Sam is nearly averaging a double-double with 16.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per contest.

CONFERENCE ONLY GAMES-TOP 10 SCORING LEADERS (Must have played in 75% of game to qualify)                       

(RK) Player - Team GP FG 3FG FT PTS Points PG
1. MARTAVEOUS, MCKNIGHT-UAPB 11 80 25 59 244 22.2

2. CLARK, Donte-TXSO

10 62 9 79 212 21.2
3. Gary Blackston-PVAM  10 71 16 50 208 20.8
4. BRUCE, Derrick -TXSO 8 50 30 32 162 20.3

5. EVANS, Jordan-MVSU

11 69 25 56 219 19.9

6. Jared Sam-SUBR

11 56 0 70 182 16.5
7. Gee, Reginald - ALST 11 54 20 49 177 16.1

8. SMITH, JR. , IVY -GRAM

11 46 9 72 173 15.7

9. SCOTT, Dante - MVSU

9 49 15 25 138 15.3
10. MOSBY, A.J. - ALCN 11 58 22 27 165 15.0

PREVIOUS RESULTS

Sat., Feb. 3
Alabama State 89, Mississippi Valley State 85
Prairie View A&M 96, Texas Southern 82
Jackson State 60, Alcorn State 57
Grambling State; 69, Southern 68
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 80, Alabama A&M 62

Mon, Feb. 5
Alabama State 65, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 59
Grambling State 81, Alcorn State 72
Mississippi Valley State 77, Alabama A&M 67
Southern 67, Jackson State 62

UPCOMING GAMES

Sat., Feb. 10
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Southern ; 5:30 p.m.
SWAC DIGITAL NETWORK


Grambling State at Prairie View A&M; 5:30 p.m.
Mississippi Valley State at Alcorn State; 5:30 p.m.
Alabama State at Alabama A&M; 6:00 p.m.
Jackson State at Texas Southern; 8:00 p.m.

Mon, Feb. 12
Mississippi Valley State at Southern; 4:00 p.m.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Alcorn State; 7:00 p.m.
Grambling State at Texas Southern; 7:30 p.m.
Jackson State at Prairie View A&M; 8:00 p.m. ESPNU