NCAA Basketball

Alabama State Hornets (14-17)


Sat. 2/27 Mon. 2/29 Thu. 3/3 Sat. 3/5 Thu. 3/10
@ PVA&M 
W 73-68
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@ TxSo 
L 86-96
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vs. JkSt 
W 71-54
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vs. Gram 
W 59-58
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@ Sou 
L 63-83
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Southern cruised past Alabama St., into SWAC tourney semis

HOUSTON (AP) Adrian Rodgers hit three 3-pointers and finished with 22 points and eight rebounds to help No. 4 seed Southern cruise to an 83-63 win over fifth-seeded Alabama State in the quarterfinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament Thursday night.

Jared Sam and Trelun Banks scored 13 apiece for Southern (20-12), which will face top-seeded Texas Southern (18-13) in the semifinals Friday.

Banks scored six points during a 13-0 run that put the Jaguars up 21-6 with 11:54 to play in the first half.

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Leaders
Points: J. Waters15.9
Rebounds: C. Butler6.0
Assists: J. Waters4.4
FG%: J. Waters41.0%
FT%: J. Waters73.1%
3P%: J. Waters41.3%
Steals: J. Waters1.8
Blocks: T. Armstrong1.1
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Southwestern Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Texas Southern 16-2 18-15
Alcorn State 13-5 15-15
Jackson State 12-6 20-16
Southern University 11-7 22-13
Alabama State 9-9 14-17
Prairie View A&M 7-11 7-24
Alabama A&M 6-12 11-18
UAPB 6-12 8-25
Mississippi Valley State 6-12 8-27
Grambling State 4-14 7-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 71.5 (210)
Rebounds: 12.5 (57)
Assists: 12.2 (250)
FG%: 41.1% (299)
FT%: 68.4% (232)
3P%: 33.2% (245)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 74.4 (244)
Rebounds: 24.6 (235)
Assists: 13.1 (173)
FG%: 46.3% (319)
FT%: 65.0% (4)
3P%: 33.8% (138)
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