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Courtesy: SWAC.org

Men's Basketball Weekly Release: Feb. 15

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 02/15/2018
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CONFERENCE NEWS & NOTES

- Grambling State (14-12 overall, 10-3 SWAC) extended its win streak to 10 games after a 78-55 victory to Texas Southern on Feb. 12, which was the first time GSU has swept the season series over TSU since the 2005-06 season. Guard Ivy Smith Jr. ranks ninth in NCAA Division I men’s basketball with 165 free throws made.

- Grambling State has already tied their high water mark for most conference wins in a season dating back to the 2006-07 season when the Tigers won 10 games. Grambling State won 11 games in the 2005-06 season.

- New No. 1 offense: Prairie View A&M has overtaken Texas Southern as the top scoring offense in conference games only as the Panthers are averaging 80.6 points per game while the Tigers are close behind with 80.2 points per contest. The Panthers also lead the SWAC in field goal percentage (.464), assists (14.5 per game), assists to turnover ratio (1.1) and rebounding defense (33.8 per game)

- Texas Southern center Trayvon Reed ranks 11th in the nation in blocked shots per game with 2.78 per contest. The 7-2 redshirt junior has 64 blocks in 23 games played.

- High percentage. Alcorn State’s A.J. Mosby has been a marksman at the free throw line, knocking down 36-of-39 from the charity stripe for a conference-leading .923 percentage.

- Southern Home Cooking: The Jaguars are 10-1 at the F.G. Clark Activity Center and 2-13 on the road.

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 13 98 31 69 296 22.8

2. CLARK, Donte-TXSO

12 78 12 89 257 21.4
3. Gary Blackston-PVAM  11 78 17 60 233 21.2
4.  EVANS, Jordan-MVSU 13 77 27 68 249 19.2

5. BRUCE, Derrick -TXSO

10 53 31 35 172 17.2

6.  SMITH, JR. , IVY -GRAM

13 64 10 85 223 17.2
7. SCOTT, Dante - MVSU  11 65 23 30 183 16.6

8. Jared Sam-SUBR

13 64 0 86 214 16.5

9. MOSBY, A.J. - ALCN

13 72 29 36 209 16.1
10. Gee, Reginald - ALST 12 56 21 52 185 15.4

PREVIOUS RESULTS

Sat., Feb. 10
Southern 70, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 62
Grambling State 90, Prairie View A&M 85
Alcorn State 94, Mississippi Valley State 90
Alabama State 69, Alabama A&M 50
Texas Southern 86, Jackson State 75

Mon, Feb. 12
Southern 55, Mississippi Valley State 51
Alcorn State 84, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 52
Grambling State 78, Texas Southern 55
Prairie View A&M 63, Jackson State 58

UPCOMING GAMES

Sat., Feb. 17
Texas Southern at Mississippi Valley State; 4:00 p.m.
Southern at Alabama State; 5:00 p.m.
Jackson State at Grambling State; 5:30 p.m.
Alcorn State at Alabama A&M; 6:00 p.m.
Prairie View A&M at Arkansas-Pine Bluff; 7:00 p.m.

Mon, Feb. 19
Alcorn State at Alabama State; 5:30 p.m. ESPNU
Southern at Alabama A&M; 7:30 p.m.
Prairie View A&M at Mississippi Valley State; 7:30 p.m.
Texas Southern at Arkansas-Pine Bluff; 7:30 p.m.

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