Saturday, July 16, 2016

ASU picked to finish second in SWAC East

BIRMINGHAM -- Alabama State is picked to finish second in the SWAC East behind two-time defending league champion, Alcorn State, as the results were announced Friday at SWAC media day.

The predicted order of finish was a result of votes of the 10 head coaches and sports information directors.

"I don't even pay attention to things like that," Alabama State coach Brian Jenkins said. "I learned from a coach a long time ago if you start pay attention to that and those things really matter, then why play the season? Just go ahead and give who you've got picked first, give them the trophy and go from there."

The Hornets received 35 points while Alcorn State tallied 44. Jackson State (28) was picked to finish third followed by Alabama A&M (16) and Mississippi Valley State (12).

"It's fuel, motivation," ASU senior center Kerry Williams said. "We use anything we can as motivation. I don't think nobody wants to finish second. Nobody ever wants to finish second. Everybody wants to finish first. That's our goal. To finish first and win a SWAC championship."


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