TEXAS SOUTHERN TIGERS NEWS

McCloud propels Texas Southern past MVSU 92-61

HOUSTON (AP) Jalan McCloud sank six 3-pointers and scored 25 points, both career highs, to propel Texas Southern to a 92-61 win over Mississippi Valley State on Monday night. Demontrae Jefferson added 17 points for Texas Southern (16-11, 12-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference), Stephan Bennet scored 15 and Zach Lofton had 14 with seven assists. The Tigers shot 53 percent from the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Southern stifles Arkansas-Pine Bluff 78-40

HOUSTON (AP) Demontrae Jefferson had 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting and Texas Southern benefited from Arkansas-Pine Bluff's 25 turnovers for a 78-40 win on Saturday night. The Tigers (15-11, 11-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) took the lead after trailing for the first four minutes with an 18-0 run and led 39-19 at halftime. The Golden Lions (7-21, 6-8) got no closer than within...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson State holds off Texas Southern in 71-62 win

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Yettra Specks scored 24 points, hitting 13 of 14 from the line, and Jackson State held off conference leader Texas Southern for a 71-62 win Monday night. Jackson State (11-15, 7-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference) never trailed but had to scramble in the second half as Texas Southern closed to within three before JSU pulled away again, sealing it with eight...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Waiver yet to be secured for early HBCU game

(STATS) - The inaugural Jake Gaither Classic could have quite the spotlight this season, but Florida A&M and Texas Southern still need to take steps for it to occur Aug. 26. Both schools recently announced the meeting in the early season opener at Fort Bragg Memorial Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. The date is the Saturday prior to the traditional start of the season, which...
Via FOX Sports
11 days ago

Lofton has 23, Texas Southern holds off Grambling 77-70

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) Zach Lofton scored 23 points and Texas Southern held off Grambling 77-70 on Saturday for its fourth straight win. Marvin Jones added 15 points and Kevin Scott had 14 for Texas Southern (14-10, 10-1 Southwest Athletic Conference), which made 22 of 27 free throws in the second half and outscored Grambling by 15 at the line. Texas Southern was up 13 after a Jones...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings COO Kevin Warren earns Texas Southern University Pioneer Award

The inaugural Texas Southern University Pioneer Award has been awarded to Minnesota Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren. In 2005, the Minnesota Vikings promoted Kevin Warren to the position of chief operating officer. At that point, he became the highest ranked African-American on the business side of an NFL franchise. This achievement has not gone […] Vikings COO Kevin...
Via The Viking Age
18 days ago

Lofton lifts Texas Southern past Prairie View A&M, 74-61

HOUSTON (AP) Zach Lofton poured in 21 points off the bench and Texas Southern finished off a regular-season sweep of Prairie View A&M with a flourish, earning a 74-61 win Saturday night. Ja'Donta Blakeley's jumper with 3:45 left got the Panthers within three points, 59-56, but Lofton answered with a 3-pointer and Marvin Jones dunked and the Tigers closed the game out on a...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Southern cruises to easy win over Alabama A&M

HOUSTON (AP) Zach Lofton scored 21 points, pulled down seven rebounds, and Texas Southern won its second straight to maintain its first-place position in the SWAC Conference 92-47 against Alabama A&M on Monday night. The win moves Texas Southern to 8-1 in conference play, maintaining a two-game lead on second place Alcorn State. Demontrae Jefferson added 20 points and Stephan...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

MVSU pulls away from Texas Southern for 103-89 win in OT

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) Ta'Jay Henry scored 30 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, both career highs, to lead Mississippi Valley State past Texas Southern for a 103-89 upset win in overtime Monday night. Tied at 86 at the end of regulation, MVSU (3-17, 3-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference) dominated the extra period 17-3. Isaac Williams hit the go-ahead jumper nearly 20 seconds in and...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

USC RB honors late Joe McKnight with jersey number

In one of the more gut-wrenching stories of the year, former USC star and Louisiana high school legend Joe Mcknight was shot and killed in a road rage incident in Louisiana. To honor his memory, the USC Trojans will be wearing a decal with his number on their helmets for the Rose Bowl game against Penn State. Star sophomore running back Ronald Jones is taking that a step further...
Via Sportsnaut
January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Jones' 21 pts lead UT Arlington past Texas Southern, 89-81

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jalen Jones scored 21 points and led four players into double figure scoring as UT Arlington held off Texas Southern, 89-81 in the season opener Saturday night. The Mavericks built their lead in the first half, taking a 45-38 lead into intermission. The game was billed as a showcase for two of the top college forwards from the state of Texas: UT Arlington...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Bowen accounts for 2 TDs, Texas Southern beats UAPB 27-10

HOUSTON (AP) Johnathan Bowen passed for a touchdown and ran for another, Brad Woodard and Tylor Cook each ran for 100-plus yards and Texas Southern beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 27-10 on Saturday. Bowen completed 4 of 7 passes for 88 yards - including a 59-yard touchdown to Tracy Johnson with 54 seconds left in the first half - and had 14 carries for 66 yards. On the opening drive...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Tillery, turnovers lift Southern U over Texas Southern 26-10

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Lenard Tillery rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown and Southern University converted two interceptions into scoring drives to beat Texas Southern 26-10 on Saturday. Tillery scored on a 3-yard run and Herbert Edwards scored on a 1-yard run after Treveon Epps picked off a second-quarter pass by Averion Hurts to lift the Jaguars (7-2, 7-0 Southwestern Athletic...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Unbeaten Sam Houston St. rockets past Texas Southern 66-17

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Jeremiah Briscoe passed for 325 yards and five touchdowns in little more than a half as unbeaten Sam Houston State sprinted away from Texas Southern 66-17 on Saturday night, its best start since 1964. Briscoe completed 19 of 26 passes with three touchdown strikes to Davion Davis and one each to Yedidiah Louis and Tyler Scott. The Bearkats, top-ranked in...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnsons lead Jackson St. past Texas Southern 21-13

HOUSTON (AP) Robert Johnson scored two rushing touchdowns and Jordan Johnson added a score and 78 yards on the ground to help lead Jackson State past Texas Southern 21-13 on Saturday. Jackson State entered the game with just three rushing touchdowns on the season. Averion Hurts put Texas Southern up 7-0 completing a 4-yard TD pass to Mario Smalls with 9:20 left in the first....
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Turner blocks punt, scores, Alcorn St. beats Texas Southern

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) De'Lance Turner blocked a punt deep in Texas Southern territory and ran it in on the next play for the deciding score as Alcorn State held off Texas Southern for a 23-20 victory on Saturday. Turner broke through to block the punt and LaDarrien Davis recovered on Texas Southern's 2. Turner ran in from scrimmage for a 23-17 lead with 13:34 left in the fourth quarter...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Medina's 51-yard field goal seals win for Texas Southern

HOUSTON (AP) Eric Medina drilled a 51-yard field goal as time expired and Texas Southern came back to beat Alabama A&M 34-31 on Saturday night. The victory is the third straight conference win for the Tigers (3-2, 3-1 SWAC), their first three-game SWAC win streak since 2000. Medina's kick capped a 5-play 34 yard drive, highlighted by an Averion Hurts 13-yard completion to...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Southern rallies late to beat Alabama St. 31-27

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Averion Hurts threw a 41-yard touchdown to Austin Watts late in the fourth quarter for the win as Texas Southern rallied to beat Alabama State 31-27 on Saturday night. Hurts had 222 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Tigers (2-2, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Watts finished with 103 receiving yards and a score and Eric Medina kicked three field...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Peters TD carries Houston Baptist past Texas Southern, 24-20

HOUSTON (AP) Terrance Peters broke loose for a 51-yard touchdown run with 4:08 left in the game to carry Houston Baptist to a 24-20 win over cross-town rival Texas Southern in the Huskies home opener Saturday night. Texas Southern rallied from 10 points down, 17-7, to take a 20-17 lead on a pair of Austin Watts touchdowns. Averion Hurts found Watts from 8-yards out to get within...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Green and Hodge rally Prairie View past Texas Southern 29-25

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) Trey Green threw two touchdown passes to KhaDarel Hodge and Prairie View A&M opened the season and its new stadium with a 29-25 victory over Texas Southern on Sunday night. Prairie View briefly surrendered its fourth-quarter lead when Averion Hurts' 2-yard TD run put Texas Southern up 25-22 with 8:55 left. The Panthers retook the lead and capped the...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Former 4-Star Wide Receiver Tony Upchurch To Transfer From LSU

After two years in Baton Rouge, Tony Upchurch will transfer from LSU. Upchurch, a former four-star wide receiver recruit who was eventually moved to fullback after redshirting in 2014, played in eight games for the Tigers but did not record any stats. He has already updated his Twitter bio to reflect his new school, Texas Southern, which competes in the FCS as a member of the SWAC...
Via College Spun
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Southern blows past Alabama A&M in 2nd half, 77-54

HOUSTON (AP) Coleman Orlando scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Southwest Athletic Conference leader Texas Southern caught fire in the second half to thump Alabama A&M, 77-54 on Saturday night. The Tigers trailed by two at the break, but David Blanks changed that 12 seconds into the second half, drilling a 3-pointer that put Texas Southern on top, 32-31. The 23-point...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Griffin rallies Texas Southern over Pine Bluff 54-52

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) Derrick Griffin had 18 points and 14 rebounds and scored six straight as Texas Southern rallied late to beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 54-52 on Monday night. David Blanks scored the game-winning points for the Tigers (14-12, 13-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) on a jumper that capped the scoring with 20 seconds left. Texas Southern trailed 50-42 with less than...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Southern shoots 55 percent, downs MVSU 98-67

MOOREHEAD, Miss. (AP) David Blanks and Orlando Coleman scored 17 points apiece and Texas Southern rolled past MVSU 98-67 on Saturday to stay atop the Southwestern Athletic Conference standings. Derrick Griffin scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Malcolm Riley added 13 for the Tigers (13-12, 12-1), who shot 55 percent from the field in winning their third straight. Chris...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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