Friday, January 31, 2014

SWAC Men's Basketball Release - January 30


Saturday Feb. 1
Alcorn State at Southern 5:00 p.m.
Prairie View at Alabama State 5:00 p.m.
Jackson State at Mississippi Valley State 5:00 p.m.
Texas Southern at Alabama A&M 6:00 p.m.
Grambling State at Arkansas Pine Bluff 7:30 p.m.

Monday Feb. 3
Texas Southern at Alabama State 7:30 p.m.
Jackson State at Arkansas Pine Bluff 7:30 p.m.
Prairie View at Alabama A&M ESPNU/WatchESPN 8:00 p.m.
Grambling State at Mississippi Valley State 8:00 p.m.


The 2014 SWAC Basketball Tournament will be held at the Toyota Center from March 11-15. The Southwestern Athletic Conference will host the 2014 Championship for the first time in Houston, Texas
• Two four-game winning streaks were snapped last week. Alabama State’s was snapped by Southern and Alcorn State’s was ended by Alabama State
• Aaric Murray has scored 20 or more points on 14 different occasions this season and scored in double figures 17 out of the team’s 19 games
• Brandon West (Jackson State) is the only player currently averaging a double-double in the league with seven on the season. He is averaging 12 points and 11 rebounds per game. West is the only player in the confereance that leads the league in more than one statistical category. The center leads the way in rebounds and blocked shots (45)
• Marshall transfer D’Aris Scarver made his debut for Texas Southern on Jan 1. Through six games, the senior guard is averaging 18 points per outing
• After winning its first two conference games, Arkansas Pine Bluff has since dropped five straight
• Top leaders in the conference in points, assists and rebounds:
Points - Aaric Murray(TXSO) - 23.6 /game
Assists - Jamel Waters (ALST) 5.8/game
Rebounds - Brandon West (JKST) 10.9/game
• Out of 100 NCAA Div I players, Jamel Waters is currently ranked 14th in assists and averaging 6.3 per game. Brandon West is ranked sixth in rebounding
• Texas Southern’s Aaric Murray scores 48 (20-of-28) at Temple. No player in college basketball 6-10 or taller in college basketball has scored this many points in a decade and Murray is the first player since BYU’s Jimmer Fredette in 2011 to knock down 20 field goals
• Marcel Mosley (UAPB) leads the SWAC in three-point field goal percentage .425. He’s made a total of 14 in the last five games
• A’Torri Shine (Grambling State) holds the longest stre
ak of posting double figures consecutively with nine games.


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