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Texas Southern breezes past Alcorn State in SWAC Tourney

By Nikki G. BannisterLeAntwan Luckett's 21 points weren't enough help Alcorn State get over Texas Southern in its 95-74 loss.Forward Malcolm Riley lead the Tigers with 21 points and guard Madarious Gibbs had 18 points in the win. TSU advances to play the winner of Prairie View and Jackson State 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.  NOTABLES: LeAntwan Luckett: 8-16, 21 pts, 3 rebMalcolm Riley...
Via HBCU Gameday
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcorn St. beats 2-win Grambling St. 66-52 in SWAC 1st round

HOUSTON (AP) Reginald Johnson had 22 points and eight rebounds to help Alcorn State beat Grambling State 66-52 on Tuesday night in the opening round of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament. Alcorn State advances to play top-seeded Texas Southern in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Marquis Vance had 14 points with eight rebounds and Leantwan Luckett added 12 points for...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

SWAC: Alcorn State moves past Grambling

SWAC: Alcorn State moves past Grambling
Via Philly Sports Live
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tabb scores 24 as Alabama A&M beats Alcorn St. 73-69

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Ladarius Tabb had 24 points and nine rebounds to help Alabama A&M hold off Alcorn State 73-69 on Monday night. Rakiya Battle scored 13 points and Tyler Davis had 11 for Alabama A&M (8-16, 7-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Nicholas West grabbed 13 rebounds as the Bulldogs held a 37-30 advantage on the glass. Tabb had 10 points in the first half as...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Arkansas-Pine Bluff sneaks by Alcorn State, 74-70

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) JoVaughn Love scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds off the bench to help lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff, to a 74-70 victory over Alcorn State on Tuesday night. Tevin Hammond finished with 13 points for Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9-18, 6-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Thaddeus Handley added 12, and Trent Whiting had 10 capping four Golden Lions with double figures...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mississippi Valley State beats Alcorn State 74-62

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) Mississippi Valley State beat Alcorn State 74-62 on Saturday. The Delta Devils (5-20, 4-8 Southwestern Athletic Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak, but have won three of their last five games after starting the season 2-15. MVSU avenged an 87-67 loss on Jan. 17 to Alcorn State (5-19, 4-8), which has lost six of its last seven. The Braves led 25-23...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Alcorn State beats Grambling State 91-77

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Marquis Vance scored a career-high 30 points and Alcorn State beat Grambling State 91-77 on Monday. Vance was 10 of 15 from the floor, including 4 of 6 beyond the arc. Tyrel Hunt had 15 points and LeAntwan Luckett added 12. It was close over the first six minutes, but Alcorn State (5-18, 4-7 Southwestern) went on an 11-1 run - including a 3-pointer by Luckett...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rodgers scores 25, Southern U beats Alcorn State 65-56

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Adrian Rodgers had 25 points to lead Southern University to a 65-56 win over Alcorn State on Saturday night. Jarred Sam contributed nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Southern (10-13, 7-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference). The Jaguars held a slim 28-24 halftime lead and had to fight off the Braves in the final minutes as Alcorn State kept pressing. Reginald...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Ladarius Tabb leads Alabama A&M past Alcorn State, 78-66

NORMAL, Ala. (AP) Ladarius Tabb scored a season-high 33 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help Alabama A&M beat Alcorn State 78-66 on Monday night. Adrian Edwards added 13 points and 10 rebounds, both career highs, for Alabama A&M (5-12, 4-3 Southwestern) and Rakiya Battle had a career-high 12 assists. LeAntwan Luckett's putback off his own blocked layup with 12:34 to play...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Alcorn State receiver testifies in Vanderbuilt rape case

By Steven J. GaitherAlcorn State tight end Jaborian McKenzie admitted to lying to prosecutors about a 2013 rape case  on Monday. However, McKenzie insisted that he never touched the 21-year old student he and three other former Vanderbuilt teammates are accused of assaulting.McKenzie admits he lied and told "partial truth" twice, but eventually told whole truth. #vandytrial— Tony...
Via HBCU Gameday
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

UAPB slips past Alcorn State 54-49

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Marcel Mosley scored 15 points and DeAndre McIntyre added 13 while hauling in seven rebounds to lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff to its first Southwestern Athletic Conference victory of the season with a 54-49 win over Alcorn State on Monday night. McIntyre shot 5 of 8 from the floor, including a 3-pointer, and Devin Berry grabbed nine rebounds as UAPB (4-15, 1-4) used...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting Alcorn State scorches MVSU 87-67

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Leantwan Luckett scored 20 points and led five players into double figure scoring as Alcorn State shot its way past Mississippi Valley State, 87-67 on Saturday. The Braves (4-13, 3-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) built a seven-point lead in the first half and expanded it by shooting 57. 4 percent from the field, including 8 of 18 from distance (44.4 percent...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Alcorn State outlasts Grambling State 72-70

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) LeAntwan Luckett scored 21 points - including a free throw with three seconds left for a two point lead - and Alcorn State outlasted Grambling State 72-70 on Monday. Luckett made 1 of 2 from the line, and then grabbed the offensive rebound off his miss to preserve the win. After Alcorn's George Thomas missed the front end of a one-and-one, Grambling's Chase Cormier...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Alcorn State rallies to beat Jackson State 64-54

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) LeAntwan Luckett scored all of his 14 points in the second half Saturday to help lead Alcorn State to a 64-54 comeback win over Jackson State. Marquis Vance also scored 14 for the Braves (3-12, 2-1 Southwest Athletic), who were outrebounded 50-26. Alcorn led 23-16 after a free throw by Tamarico Wilson, but Jackson State rallied and Derrell Taylor made a layup...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Alcorn State ends 8-game skid; beats Prairie View

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Leantwan Luckett made 14 of 18 free throws and finished with 26 points as Alcorn State beat Prairie View 68-62 on Monday night to break its eight-game losing streak. It was the second win of the season for Alcorn State (2-12, 1-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) and its first over a Division I opponent after beating NAIA Dillard 95-73 on Nov. 24. Marquis Vance...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Concordia-Selma shocks Alcorn State 79-70

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) Ken Atwood scored 21 points, Dennis Miles had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Concordia-Selma shocked Alcorn State 79-70 on Tuesday. It was the first win over a Division I opponent for the Hornets (5-7), who play in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. Anthony Jones had 19 points and Tedarius Neely and Guy Barnes had 10 points apiece for Concordia...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

HBCU Gameday FCS All-American Offense

Quarterback1st Team: John Gibbs Jr, Alcorn StateThe 6'6 junior accounted for over 3,500 yards on the ground and 30 touchdowns while leading Alcorn State to its first SWAC title since 1994.189-for-324 passing, 21 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Rushed for over 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns.2nd Team: Greg McGheeMcGhee repeated as MEAC Offensive Player of the Year (sharing honors with...
Via HBCU Gameday
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Powers, No. 18 Michigan St rout Alcorn St 77-41

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Aerial Powers had 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists and No. 18 Michigan State dominated Alcorn State 77-41 on Tuesday night. Tori Jankoska chipped in 17 points and Becca Mills had 10 with seven boards for the Spartans (7-2), who shot 48 percent from the field. Powers was 6 of 8 from the floor, 11 of 13 from the free-throw line and had four steals...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Lost Bowl Game: Black College Football's Championship Trial

By Steven J. GaitherFor all the excitement of the 2014 season, HBCU football ended pretty predictably in this year at the FCS level. The SWAC played its championship game (won by Alcorn State) and the MEAC bowed out in the first round of the FCS playoffs. Pretty much, the same way things have gone since Y2K.As such, many people are calling for a national black championship system...
Via HBCU Gameday
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa shakes Alcorn State

IOWA CITY — Games like these are little more than exhibitions to the Iowa fan base. While they appear to serve little purpose — 67-44 against Alcorn State last night — they’re vital to basketball programs
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 09, 2014

Fun Facts: Alcorn State-Iowa

The North Florida men’s basketball team won at Purdue Saturday. North Florida plays at Iowa on Dec. 22.Which means Alcorn State, Iowa’s foe tonight, is the last of the pushovers on the Hawkeyes’ schedule.W
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 09, 2014

Iowa preps for Alcorn State

IOWA CITY — Iowa Coach Fran McCaffery won’t disrespect any of his team’s opponents, no matter their record or pedigree. So don’t expect to hear the coach talk about using games as ways to gain experience.B
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
December 08, 2014

Back On Top: Alcorn State Beats Southern In SWAC Championship

John Gibbs Jr. (3) threw for three touchdowns and ran for 132 yards. (AP Photo)By Steven J. GaitherTwo decades after its last title, Alcorn State can finally call itself SWAC Champions. Alcorn beat Southern 38-24 at Reliant Stadium to pick up its ninth SWAC title, its first since 1994.Quarterback John Gibbs Jr. was awarded the MVP trophy for his performance. The 6'6 junior from Houston...
Via HBCU Gameday
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcorn State beats Southern 38-24 for SWAC title

HOUSTON (AP) John Gibbs, Jr. threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday to lead Alcorn State to a 38-24 win over the Southern for their first win in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game. Gibbs was 20 of 30 and added 132 yards rushing as Alcorn State (10-3) won its first conference championship since 1994 when they were co-champions with Grambling State...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Edges Grambling In Thrilling Bayou Classic

The Bayou Classic is back. After years of relatively meaningless games, this year's game went down to the wire as Southern held off Grambling 52-45 by stopping quarterback Jonathan Williams on a quarterback sneak attempt as time expired.Southern will face Alcorn State in the SWAC Championship Game next Saturday. Alcorn won the regular season meeting between the teams 56-16 on Sept...
Via HBCU Gameday
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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