Alabama A&M vs Southern

Southern U. 72, Alabama A&,M 59

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GARLAND, Texas (AP) - Malcolm Miller and Derick Beltran scored 19 points apiece and Southern defeated Alabama A&M 72-59 Friday to earn a spot in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game.

Miller had eight rebounds and was 6 of 9 from 3-point range.

Jameel Grace had 13 points and five assists for the Jaguars (22-9). Javan Mitchell had eight rebounds.

No. 1 seed Southern led 29-20 at halftime and never looked back. Southern shot 41 percent from the field for the game. Alabama A&M shot 42 percent but had 17 turnovers. Alabama A&M outrebounded the Jaguars 37-33.

Jeremy Crutcher led the No 6 seed Bulldogs (11-20) with 19 points and six assists. Demarquelle Tabb had 14 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks. Green Hill had 17 points.

Southern will play No. 4 seed Prairie View, which beat Jackson State 88-75 on Friday, for the SWAC title and the automatic NCAA tournament bid on Saturday.

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Alabama A&M Bulldogs
D. Tabb, F346-132-4151414
J. Long, F200-30-05040
J. Banks, C161-32-23014
J. Crutcher, G407-123-556319
B. Ellis, G321-41-21023
G. Hill225-84-610417
J. Colvin181-40-01102
N. West90-10-02110
T. Davis80-10-00020
A. Lanier10-10-00000
Totals 21-5012-193792159
 42%63.2% 
Southern Jaguars
B. Moore, F334-71-27119
J. Mitchell, F242-74-48128
D. Beltran, G386-153-441119
J. Grace, G272-69-1015313
C. Monroe, G160-10-21130
M. Miller226-121-480219
C. Hyder161-12-20234
Y. Johnson160-20-21200
M. Bol80-00-00020
Totals 21-5120-3033131772
 41.2%66.7% 
SWAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas So.11-215-11125
Alcorn St.11-314-11235
Southern U.9-513-14306
Grambling7-711-15331
Jackson St.7-711-16319
Prairie View6-79-18311
Alabama St.6-78-17342
Ark.-PB6-87-21338
Miss. Val.4-104-23339
Alabama A&M1-121-23351
 
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