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Ready or Not: A Guide for Draft Hopefuls

I still remember the 2003 NFL Draft like it was yesterday.  I was an NFL Draft hopeful who had an exceptional four year career at Texas Southern University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Houston, Texas. Texas Southern is not known to be a draft hotbed, but still has produced professional standouts such as recent Hall of Fame inductee Michael Strahan and Brett...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Davis To Leave Texas Southern For Jacksonville

Mike Davis is expected to leave Texas Southern for Jacksonville. (Houston Chronicle photo)When Texas Southern ended its season with an opening round loss to Cal Poly in the NCAA Tournament, the biggest question surrounding the program was how it would replace Aaaric Murray. It looks like TSU will have an even bigger hole to fill now as coach Mike Davis is reportedly leaving Houston...
Via HBCU Gameday
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Texas Southern's Mike Davis To Interview at Jacksonville

Texas Southern's Mike Davis is reportedly in the running for the head coaching gig at Jacksonville. (Houston Chronicle photo)Mike Davis may not have been happy with the way his team finished the season, but the Texas Southern coach has apparently done enough to gain the interest of other programs. Jacksonville University is set to interview Davis for its head basketball coaching...
Via HBCU Gameday
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan videobombs Mike Davis’ halftime interview from First Four game (VIDEO)

Mike Davis’ Texas Southern team was one of the eight (un)lucky ones to play in a “First Four” game – the fake round before the NCAA Tournament begins.  Texas Southern, who won the SWAC tournament, lost to Cal Poly Wednesday, the only team in the tournament with a losing record (13-19 heading into Wednesday’s game).  Cal Poly won the Big West tournament to qualify. Cal...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cal Poly Defeats Texas Southern To Reach Second Round Of NCAA Tournament

Cal Poly won its first ever NCAA tournament game Wednesday night with an 81-69 victory over Texas Southern in the third of four first round play-in games. Both teams were No. 16 seeds, and the Mustangs (14-19) will play No. 1 seed Wichita State (34-0) in the second round of the Midwest region Friday in St. Louis. After closing the first 20 minutes with a 44-32 lead, the Mustangs...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Southern Bows Out To Cal Poly

Aaric Murray scored 38 of Texas Southern's 69 points. Texas Southern's NCAA tournament run ended up being painfully brief. Texas Southern fell 81-69 to Cal Poly despite 38 points for Aaric Murray. This pretty much sums up the night for TSU, who lost to a team that would need to win the NCAA Tournament to finish the season at .500.Via @TroyMachir, the most play-in game moment...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament: Cal Poly defeats Texas Southern; Wichita St. up next

The Cal Poly Mustangs came into March Madness as the 23rd team in history to enter the tournament with a losing record, but they’re 1-0 after Wednesday’s game. The Mustangs knocked off Texas Southern in their opening round play-in game, 81-69, giving them their fourth straight win. Cal Poly won the Big West Conference tournament […]
Via Full Scale Sports
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-bad boy Murray making most of last shot at basketball stardom

It took Aaric Murray five years and three schools to get to the NCAA tournament. His dominant post play pushed Texas Southern through the SWAC tournament last weekend, earning a spot in the First Four here Wednesday night, and finally his new team got to fly to Ohio after spending the season taking 500-mile bus rides. Finally, he gets the NCAA tournament stamp on his basketball...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Murray has fewer worries in last stop at Texas Southern

DAYTON, Ohio -- It took Aaric Murray five years and three schools to get to the NCAA tournament. His dominant post play pushed Texas Southern through the SWAC tournament last weekend, earning a spot in the First Four here Wednesday night, and finally his new team got to fly to Ohio after spending the season taking 500-mile bus rides. Finally, he gets the NCAA tournament stamp on...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: Cal Poly Vs. Texas Southern – Game Time, TV Schedule, Predictions

While Thursday is the first big day for the NCAA Tournament, things technically kick off with Tuesday and Wednesday’s “first round” play-in games. Two 16-seeds, the Cal Poly Mustangs and the Texas Southern Tigers,  Also, be sure to click here for more on Cal Poly and Texas Southern. Also, check out our printable bracket here. Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Time: 6:40...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NCCU, TSU Among NCAA Teams Falling Below NCAA APR Standards

Texas Southern had to sit out the 2012-2013 postseason due to APR issues. (SB Nation photo)North Carolina Central and Texas Southern are riding high following their conference championship wins and NCAA Tournament bids, but they are on another list that gives cause for concern. NCCU and TSU are among the eight teams in the NCAA Tourney that aren't quite meeting APR Academic Standards...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

HBCU Squads To Play In College Insider Tournament

Though Texas Southern and North Carolina Central were the only HBCU squads in the NCAA Tournament, several others will be playing postseason ball. Norfolk State, Alabama State and Hampton have all accepted bids to the College Insider Tournament.Norfolk State (19-14) will travel to Eastern Michigan for a first round matchup on Tuesday. NSU will be making its third straight postseason...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NCCU Gets 14-Seed, Texas Southern To Play First Round Game

A day after winning their conference tournaments, MEAC Champion North Carolina Central and SWAC Champion Texas Southern now know who and where they will play in the NCAA Tournament.UNC could play NCCU! Now that would be crazy! I love it though.— Alexxis Hutchinson (@SimplySprtyChic) March 16, 2014 NCCU (28-5) will face Iowa State (26-7) in the Round of 64 on Friday in San Antonio...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ready To Dance: NCCU, TSU Await Their NCAA Fates

NC Central beat NC State, who knocked out Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament. In the world of college basketball, the few hours between Championship Saturday and Selection Sunday can seem like forever to the 68 teams slated to play in the NCAA Tournament. Texas Southern and North Carolina Central are two of those teams who will be waiting to find out their fate after winning their respective...
Via HBCU Gameday
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaric Murray Headlines SWAC Awards

Aaric Murray of Texas Southern has been named 2014 Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year. Murray transferred from West Virginia after beginning his college career at La Salle. Murray was also named Defensive Player of the Year. Joining Murray on the SWAC First Team All-Conference are Calvin Godfrey, LeAntwan Luckett, Malcolm Miller and Antwan Scott. Trelun Banks was...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Southern rolls by Arkansas-Pine Bluff 65-55

D.D. Scarver scored 21 points and Aaric Murray added 17 as Texas Southern defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 65-55 on Monday night. The Tigers (12-14, 8-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference) shot an efficient 55.3 percent from the field and outrebounded UAPB 30-24. Murray was 7 of 11 on field goals, blocked five shots and hauled in eight rebounds, while Scarver added seven boards with four...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sluggish LSU beats Texas Southern, 4-1

LSU survived a quiet night at the plate to get past Texas Southern with a 4-1 victory. The Tigers managed just four hits, but a Jake Fraley home run lifted LSU to the win behind a solid start by Jared Poche.
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Southern holds off MVSU, 73-65

Jose Rodriguez came off the bench to add the hot offensive hand and lead Texas Southern to a 73-65 win at Mississippi Valley State Saturday. The Tigers built an eight-point lead in the first half, leading 44-36 at intermission, and maintained it the second. Rodriguez was 6 of 10 from the field and converted 7 of 10 free throws to lead the Tigers with 19 points. As a team Texas...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekend Preview: VA Tech, Toledo, TX So.

LSU will look to continue its undefeated start to the season with a three-team, round-robin weekend. The Tigers will play host to Virginia Tech, Toledo and Texas Southern with hopes of moving to a 7-0 to begin the year.
Via louisianastate.scout.com
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bears sign CB Derricus Purdy

The Bears today added cornerback depth with the signing of Derricu Purdy, formerly of Texas Southern.
Via chi.scout.com
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Southern over Grambling State 74-71

Aaric Murray scored 25 points with four rebounds, three steals and two blocks to lead Texas Southern to a 74-71 victory over Grambling State on Saturday night. Madarious Gibbs added 19 points, six rebounds and seven assists for the Tigers (10-13, 6-5, Southwestern Athletic Conference). Jose Rodriguez scored 12 points and Lawrence Johnson-Danner came off the bench to add 10. Texas...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Melvin Ejim has Record Breaking Day for Iowa State

On Saturday Melvin Ejim could not be stopped. In the win over TCU Ejim finished with 48 points and 18 rebounds. He was 20 out of 24 from the field. The 48 points ties BYU’s Tyler Haws and Texas Southern’s Aaric Murray for the points scored in a game this season. The 48 points is a Big 12 record. “It was teamwork,” Ejim said. “These guys just did a great job finding me...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jalen Rose Picks Texas Southern's Murray For His College Hoops Fantasy Squad

Texas Southern's Aaric Murray is having a big year so far. (Philly.com)Texas Southern's Aaric Murray has won a lot of accolades this year, and now he has another to add to the list. ESPN analyst Jalen Rose picked Murray as the center on his college basketball fantasy squad.Team @JalenRose: G – Napier (UConn) G – Billy Baron (Canisius) F – Jerrelle Benimon (Towson) F...
Via HBCU Gameday
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Southern rallies past Ark.-Pine Bluff 72-71

Aaric Murray scored 34 points, including four of Texas Southern's final six points, as the Tigers beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 72-71 on Monday. Madarious Gibbs made two game-winning free throws with 1:09 remaining to complete the Texas Southern rally and Arkansas-Pine Bluff missed three shots in the final minute. D'Aris Scarver, averaging 21.4 points per game, was 1 of 10 from...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

SWAC Special: Southern Holds Off Texas Southern

While most of the nation was engulfed in one of the better BCS Championships of all-time, a pretty good basketball game was going on in Houston. Southern and Texas Southern opened up their SWAC seasons with a big-time matchup at TSU. Southern dominated early, then withstood at late TSU rally attempt to come away with a 79-71 win. Lynch with the dunk. Aaric Murray scored 26 points...
Via HBCU Gameday
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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