Texas Southern routs Alcorn State 87-62 for SWAC title
John Walker III scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and Texas Southern pulled away for an 87-62 victory over Alcorn State on Saturday in the championship game of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament, earning the Tigers an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
NCAA President to meet with protesting basketball players
The three players used the Twitter hashtag #NotNCAAProperty to raise awareness of what they believe are inequities in college sports two days before the men’s basketball tournament started in Indianapolis. The players had originally asked to meet with Emmert last week. The players urged him to meet with them sooner and Huma said the NCAA reached out this week to set up Thursday's meeting. The men's tournament is being held in Indianapolis, with the final two spots in the Final Four being determined Tuesday night. ___More AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and updated bracket: https://apnews.com/hub/ncaa-mens-bracket
The Latest: Players seek fairness meeting with NCAA's Emmert
(AP Photo/Robert Franklin)The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):___12:15 p.m. The leader of an organization that advocates for fairness in the treatment of college athletics has requested that NCAA President Mark Emmert meet via videoconference Tuesday with basketball players who launched the #NotNCAAProperty movement. Ad“It’s really important what we did, to continue to create awareness,” Bohannon said. “You saw from the women’s standpoint, a couple days ago, the women speaking out about the weight room being different. Look at Mark Emmert, he was nowhere to be found to answer any questions.
Howard, Michigan roll past Texas Southern in NCAA tourney
– Juwan Howard got the win in his first NCAA Tournament game since taking over at Michigan, guiding Mike Smith and the top-seeded Wolverines to an 82-66 victory over Texas Southern on Saturday. It's his second season in charge, but the NCAA Tournament was canceled last year because of the pandemic. Howard and the Wolverines (21-4) had little trouble with the No 16 seed Texas Southern, but the absence of Livers could lead to adversity down the road. It wasn’t perfect as Texas Southern outscored Michigan 42-30 in the paint and got within 12 late, causing Dickinson to re-enter the game. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference member Norfolk State ousted Appalachian State on the same court, marking the first time SWAC and MEAC schools won NCAA Tournament games on the same day.
710 days later, NCAA Tournament is back with 'First Four'
UCLA won 86-80. But because of the pandemic, it’s been 710 days since last we saw the NCAA Tournament — who’s counting? The first four games were grafted onto the 64-team main bracket in 2011, naturally, to pad the NCAA coffers. Michigan State’s brief appearance in the tournament was coach Tom Izzo’s 23rd straight, but it was small consolation. They told me that the flight was leaving tomorrow at 9:30 (am),” Norfolk State coach Robert Jones said.
Texas Southern beats Mount St. Mary's 60-52 in NCAA opener
Texas Southern players celebrate after defeating Mount St. Mary's in a First Four game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 18, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. – Texas Southern forward John Walker III celebrated the program's second NCAA Tournament win the way he always envisioned — hooting, hollering and just having fun. Their win over North Carolina Central in 2018 was the program's first in the NCAA Tournament. While Texas Southern found a way to advance, it needs to play much better to compete with the Wolverines. THE ROADMount St. Mary's: Positive COVID-19 tests forced the Mountaineers to put the program on pause twice in December, forcing them into a monthlong break between games.
Texas Southern beats Prairie View 80-61 in SWAC final
(AP) – Karl Nicholas scored 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as Texas Southern placed five in double-figure scoring to upset top-seeded Prairie View A&M 80-61 in the Southwest Athletic Conference championship game Saturday night. Texas Southern shot 51% (29 of 57), adding 19 of 27 at the free-throw line. Gillam and Hopkins each scored five during the burst in which TSU held Prairie View to 3-of-11 shooting and two turnovers. Prairie View shot 34% for the game (24 of71) and had just five assists. Texas Southern is 1-8 in the NCAA Tournament, defeating North Carolina Central in the 2018 First Four for its lone win.
Texas Southern happy with 2021 football recruiting class
HOUSTON – Texas Southern head coach Clarence McKinney and staff has secured 16 signatures to open the first day of the early signing period. New IberiaRobert Allen OL 6-3 295 Waco, Texas La VegaAtravon Bossier DT 6-3 285 Lafayette, La. AcadianaAlex Bouldin LB 6-1 225 San Antonio, Texas WagnerNicholas Cole S 6-0 180 Fort Worth, Texas All SaintsSol’dreveon Degrate WR 6-2 170 Waco, Texas La VegaJa’Bronski Edwards DE 6-3 250 Lake Charles, La. Lutheran NorthCameron Handy OL 6-4 305 Beaumont, Texas WestbrookJoseph Heath OL 6-3 295 Fort Worth, Texas North CrowleyCalvin Henderson FS 6-2 180 Monroe, La. RichwoodMikeviun Titus RB 5-10 182 Dallas, Texas South Oak CliffRolland Trent OL 6-3 280 Beaumont, Texas UnitedKedric Williams OL 6-2 270 Duncanville, Texas DuncanvilleKelton Wright WR 6-2 170 Lufkin, Texas Lufkin
"Sometimes You Have to Be the Change": Four-Star Bobby Taylor Considering HBCU's
HOUSTON It was 1972 and Robert Taylor was attending Texas Southern University when he won a gold and silver medal at the Olympics that summer. Nearly 50 years later, Katy High School cornerback Bobby Taylor the grandson of Robert has received an offer to play at his grandfather's alma mater. In the private college realm, Huston-Tillotson University, Jarvis Christian College, Paul Quinn College, Southwestern Christian College, Texas College and Wiley College meet the criteria. Since his tweet, Texas Southern and Southern University (Both HBCU's) have thrown their hats in the ring for the talented cornerback. Bobby's father played for Notre Dame after a successful high school career at Longview High School before heading into the NFL.
TSU hires Johnny Jones as new head basketball coach
Longtime collegiate coach Johnny Jones will be introduced as the new head coach at a Wednesday press conference. But Davis left following the season to become the head coach at Detroit Mercy. The Tigers have found their replacement with Jones, the former North Texas and Louisiana State head coachMost recently, Jones was the associate head coach at Nevada. Jones has been coaching at the collegiate level since 1984, with head coaching stints at Memphis, North Texas and LSU. Prior to that in 11 seasons at North Texas, Jones' teams went 190-146 and made two NCAA tournament appearances.