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Courtesy: NCAA

MBB: TXSO to play N.C. Central in NCAA Tourney

Release: 03/11/2018

HOUSTON – Texas Southern, winners of the SWAC Men’s Basketball Tournament for four of the past five seasons, will be dancing into Dayton, Ohio at the UD Arena to be among the First Four match ups this Wednesday against HBCU cohorts N.C. Central of the MEAC with a 5:40 p.m. CT tip off time on TruTV. 


The Tigers (15-19) defeated top-seeded Arkansas-Pine Bluff 84-69 on Saturday at the Delmar Fieldhouse in Houston, TX behind a balanced scoring attack.


The Eagles (19-15) defeated top-seeded Hampton 71-63 on Saturday to claim their second consecutive MEAC Championship at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va. 


Leading scorers

Texas Southern: Demontrae Jefferson (23.4 ppg), Donte Clark (18.6 ppg), Derrick Bruce (13.9 ppg)

N.C. Central: Raasean Davis (15 ppg), Pablo Rivas (11.8 ppg), Reggie Gardner Jr. (11.2 ppg)


Leading rebounder

Texas Southern: Trayvon Reed (8.8 rpg)

N.C. Central: Davis (8.0 rpg)


Leader in assists

Texas Southern: Jefferson (4.5 apg)

N.C. Central: Jordan Perkins (5.4 apg)