Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament Recaps
(Thursday, March 14th)
Final Score: Jackson State 66, Alabama State 59
Garland, TX (Sports Network) - Christian Williams scored 22 points as the Jackson State Tigers slipped by the Alabama State Hornets, 66-59, in the quarterfinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament at the Culwell Center.
Also scoring in double figures for second-seeded Jackson State (11-17) was Jeff Stubbs who tallied 18 points and now with the victory the Tigers head to the semifinals on Friday where they will challenge Prairie View.
The fifth-seeded Hornets (10-22) were paced by Phillip Crawford who tallied 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds, followed by Denzell McDaniel and Joshua Freelove with 15 and 11 points, respectively. Bobby Brown shot just 2- of-8 from the field and finished with gout points, but he did contribute with a game-high 11 rebounds.
The Tigers ran out to an 8-3 lead four minutes into the meeting, but it wasn't long before Alabama State turned the tables with a 13-2 scoring run, eventually leading to a 31-30 edge for the Hornets at the break.
JSU shot only 39.3 percent from the floor in the second half, including a disappointing 1-of-10 beyond the arc, but the Tigers saved themselves with 13- of-14 shooting at the free-throw line, en route to the seven-point victory.
Ahead by as many as 11 points in the second half, Jackson State outscored the Hornets at the charity stripe, 23-11, on the day overall.
Final Score: Prairie View 67, Alcorn State 59
Garland, TX (Sports Network) - Carl Blair paced five teammates in double figures with 14 points as the fourth-seeded Prairie View Panthers outlasted the third-seeded Alcorn State Braves, 67-59, in the quarterfinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament at the Curtis Culwell Center.
Montrael Scott (13 points, 10 rebounds) and Jules Montgomery (11 points, 12 rebounds) both tallied double-doubles for Prairie View (14-18), with Montgomery also swatting away five shots. Ryan Gesiakowski and Demondre Chapman came off the bench to net 13 and 10 points, respectively.
For Alcorn State (10-24), LaAntwan Luckett led all scorers with 19 points, but he did so on just 7-of-23 from the field. Anthony Nieves added 12 points in the losing effort.
Prairie View will play Jackson State in Friday's semifinals.
03/15 01:01:41 ET