Top-seeded Texas Southern advances in SWAC tournament
HOUSTON (AP) Malcolm Riley scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and top-seeded Texas Southern swept the season series with No. 8 seed Alabama A&M in a 77-69 victory on Wednesday night in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament.
Texas Southern (18-13) will play in the semifinals on Friday against the winner of Thursday's matchup between No. 4 seed Southern and fifth-seeded Alabama State.
Alabama A&M pulled to 72-68 on a Nicholas West basket with 2:20 left but the Bulldogs would not make another field goal. Riley answered with a 3-pointer and after Alabama A&M went 1 of 2 at the line, David Blanks hit two free throws.MORE
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