Southern outlasts Jackson State to win SWAC Women’s Championship

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southern University Jaguars outlasted Jackson State 45-41 to win the 2019 Toyota SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship. This is the first championship for Southern since 2019, and coach Carlos Funchess is the first coach since Cynthia Cooper-Dyke to guide a SWAC team to the tournament title in his or her first year […]

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Prairie View A&M prevails over Texas Southern in thrilling SWAC Men’s Final

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Overcoming a 13-point deficit early on, Prairie View A&M (22-12) topped Texas Southern (21-13) in a thrilling 92-86 contest to win the 2019 Toyota SWAC Basketball Tournament. The win takes Coach Byron Smith and the Panthers to March Madness for the first time since 1998. With Tyrik Armstrong having the hot hand early, […]

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SWAC basketball championship trophy to carry namesake of Davey Whitney

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Men’s Basketball Championship trophy will bear the name of an iconic Alcorn State University sports figure. The SWAC Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted to name the Men’s SWAC Championship Basketball Tournament trophy after the legendary Coach Davey L. Whitney. President Alfred Rankins Jr. commended the Council for […]

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