Alcorn State vs Texas Southern

Texas Southern 60, Alcorn St. 55 wire reports

GARLAND, Texas -- Omar Strong scored 18 points to lead Texas Southern to a 60-55 victory over Alcorn State in the semifinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament Friday.

The second-seeded Tigers (15-17) will face top-seeded MVSU or fifth-seeded Arkansas-Pine Bluff for the championship Saturday night.

Madarious Gibbs added 12 points and D'Angelo Scott 10 for Texas Southern, which shot only 33 percent (17 of 52). Daniel King's 10 rebounds helped the Tigers forge a 42-33 edge on the boards.

Ken McDonald and Anthony Nieves led the sixth-seeded Braves (10-22) with 11 points apiece. Martrevious Sanders had 10 points and eight assists, and Michael Starks blocked four shots.

An 8-1 run put Texas Southern ahead 37-33 with 16:40 left. The Tigers did not trail again, though their lead never stretched beyond seven.

Alcorn State closed within 55-51, but the Tigers went 5 of 6 from the line in the final minute.

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Alcorn State (9-22)312455
Texas Southern (15-17) «293160

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Alcorn State Braves
K. Sullivan, F252-60-35134
I. Francis, F210-22-23142
X. Rimmer, G383-71-23319
K. McDonald, G233-125-830411
A. Nieves, G214-91-211211
M. Starks354-70-09148
M. Sanders324-72-358310
J. Hawkins40-10-01000
D. Francis10-00-00000
Totals 20-5111-2033152155
Texas Southern Tigers
D. Scott, F243-74-660010
A. Clayborn, F212-51-14135
T. Price, F180-52-26132
M. Gibbs, G334-124-663312
O. Strong, G335-136-611418
D. King251-16-710128
F. Sturdivant160-11-20021
D. Ellington122-60-00104
L. Johnson-Danner120-20-02100
J. Peters40-00-00000
P. Onwenu20-00-00000
Totals 17-5224-304291760
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas So.17-223-12105
Alcorn St.14-518-14228
Southern U.11-815-18320
Jackson St.10-914-18322
Prairie View10-913-20307
Miss. Val.7-127-25334
Alabama St.6-138-23342
Alabama A&M2-162-27351
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