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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Southern two-sport star throws down must-see reverse dunk

Texas Southern is a favorite to come out of the SWAC again this season, as the Tigers are off to an 11-1 start in conference play.One of the reasons why the Tigers are in line for a three-peat is because of the addition of Derrick Griffin, a 6-foot-7 freak athlete. On Monday night in a 79-72 win over Grambling State, Griffin proved his insane athleticism by throwing down this reverse...
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February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Fast start helps Texas Southern beat Grambling St. 79-72

HOUSTON (AP) David Blanks scored 20, while Jose Rodriguez hit 4 of 7 from 3-point range and finished with 16 points to help Texas Southern beat Grambling State 79-72 Monday night. Chris Thomas and Malcolm Riley added 13 points apiece and Derrick Griffin scored 12 with 10 rebounds for Texas Southern. Texas Southern (12-12, 11-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) shot 60 percent...
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February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Southern beats Jackson State 76-60

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Thomas scored 26 points as Texas Southern beat Jackson State 76-60 on Saturday night. Thomas was 10 of 12 from the field and added five rebounds and four assists for the Tigers (11-12, 10-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Jose Rodriguez added 15 points off the bench, Derrick Griffin had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Malcolm Riley chipped in 10 points. Texas...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Prarie View A&M upsets Texas Southern 59-55

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) Jayrn Johnson scored 21 points and blocked three shots to help Prairie View A&M snap a seven-game losing streak and upset Southwestern Athletic Conference leader Texas Southern 59-55 on Saturday night. Adamassu Williams finished with 11 points for Prairie View A&M (2-20, 2-8) which is last place in the conference. The defeat snapped the Tigers...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Southern beats Alabama A&M 71-66

NORMAL, Ala. (AP) Derrick Griffin scored 16 points with 16 rebounds and Texas Southern stayed unbeaten in Southwestern Conference play, topping Alabama A&M 71-66 on Monday night. Griffin, a freshman who was named conference player of the week last week, was 7 of 8 from the field and recorded his 10th career double-double and seventh in league play. The Tigers (10-11, 9-0...
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February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Southern edges Alabama State 75-72

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Derrick Griffin scored 19 points with 15 rebounds and four blocked shots and Texas Southern held off a late surge to edge Alabama State 75-72 on Saturday to stay undefeated in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Texas Southern (9-11, 8-0) led by six with 29 seconds to go, but Terrance LeFlore made a layup, and after a turnover Jamel Waters nailed a 3-pointer...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Southern routs Arkansas-Pine Bluff 78-49

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Thomas scored 18 points with seven assists and Texas Southern routed Arkansas-Pine Bluff 78-49 on Monday night. Thomas was 7 of 10 from the field and the Tigers (8-11, 7-0 Southwestern Athletic) shot nearly 54 percent overall, including 7 of 18 from beyond the arc. David Blanks scored 17 points, Malcolm Riley had 16 and Derrick Griffin added 13 points and 13...
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January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Southern stays undefeated in SWAC, beats MVSU 75-60

HOUSTON (AP) Derrick Griffin scored 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, and Texas Sothern pulled away in the second half to beat Mississippi Valley State 75-60 on Saturday night for its sixth straight victory. Griffin shot 6 of 9 from the floor. David Blanks had 15 points and Chris Thomas added 14 with seven assists for Texas Southern (7-11, 6-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Thomas scores 19, Texas Southern beats Grambling St. 69-54

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) Chris Thomas scored 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting, and Derrick Griffin had 16 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots to help Texas Southern beat Grambling State 69-54 Monday night. David Blanks added 13 points and Malcolm Riley scored 10 for Texas Southern (6-11, 5-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Grambling State (6-12, 3-3) jumped out to a 19-9 lead...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Sam Houston finalizes 2016 schedule

(STATS) - A planned game with New Mexico was sacked, but Sam Houston State has set its 11-game schedule for the 2016 season. Coach K.C. Keeler's Bearkats will host five games, including Oklahoma Panhandle State (Sept. 3) and Texas Southern (Oct. 29) in their two non-conference matchups. An early season game against New Mexico, which the Bearkats beat in 2011, was canceled. Within...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Southern rolls to 64-38 win over Prairie View

HOUSTON (AP) Orlando Coleman scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds as Texas Southern notched its third-straight conference win, rolling to a 64-38 victory over Prairie View on Saturday night. Coleman was 5 of 11 including two from distance for the Tigers (4-11, 3-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Chris Thomas added nine points and nine rebounds, David Blanks had nine points...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Rodriguez scores 18, Texas Southern beats Alcorn State 74-58

HOUSTON (AP) Jose Rodriguez made 10 of 12 free throws and finished with 18 points to help Texas Southern beat Alcorn State 74-58 Monday night. Orlando Coleman, Chris Thomas and Malcolm Riley added 12 points each, while Derrick Griffin and David Blanks scored 10 apiece for Texas Southern (3-11, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Griffin, a freshman, also had 13 rebounds, giving...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Thomas scores 25 to lead Texas Southern over Southern 88-66

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Thomas scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Derrick Griffin had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and David Blanks had 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead Texas Southern to an 88-66 win over Southern in each team's Southwestern Athletic Conference opener on Saturday night. Thomas, Malcolm Riley and Jose Rodriguez each made three 3-pointers for Texas Southern (2...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Freeman helps Baylor break away for win over Texas Southern

WACO, Texas (AP) Al Freeman scored 21 points and ignited a key run that finally put No. 23 Baylor in control on way to a 72-59 victory over Texas Southern on Tuesday. The Bears (10-2), in their final game before opening Big 12 Conference play, led only 44-40 in the second half before Freeman made a layup and then hit a 3-pointer to start a 10-0 run. By time Johnathan Motley made...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Southern-Baylor Preview

Baylor will search for a bit of consistency on offense in its final tune-up before Big 12 play, and it draws a promising matchup against one of the nation's worst defenses. While the 23rd-ranked Bears seek their 34th straight home win over a nonconference team on Tuesday, visiting Texas Southern hopes for a repeat of last year's victory over another power conference team. After...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Southern football star joins basketball team, throws down nasty dunk vs. Syracuse

Texas Southern's hopes for a third straight NCAA Tournament appearance was boosted earlier this month when Derrick Griffin, the school's star wide receiver, joined the basketball team.In five contests, the 6-foot-7 freshman forward is averaging a double-double of 16.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.During Sunday's 80-67 loss to Syracuse, he showed off his unreal athleticism, catching...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington's 22 points lead Iona past Texas Southern 83-73

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) Jordan Washington scored 22 points and shot 10 for 14 from the field to lead injury-riddled Iona past Texas Southern 83-73 Wednesday night. Isaiah Williams added 21 points-5 for 10 from 3-and eight rebounds for the Gaels. Iona (4-3) entered the game minus leading scorer A.J. English who injured his left hand prior to the Gaels' Dec. 8 loss at Tulsa. Starting...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Michigan comes on late to top Texas Southern 79-71

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Braylon Rayson made 6 of 9 3-pointers and scored 22 points, Chris Fowler added 20, and Central Michigan rallied late for a 79-71 win over Texas Southern on Saturday. Rayson's 3-pointer with 7:49 remaining gave Central Michigan (5-4) a 63-62 lead, and he hit another less than two minutes later to push the Chippewas lead to four. Jerron Martin's layup...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Southern hiring Michael Haywood as football coach

HOUSTON (AP) Michael Haywood will be the new coach at Texas Southern after agreeing to a four-year contract on Thursday. Athletic director Charles McClelland tells KRIV-TV (http://bit.ly/1PB9ii2) in Houston: ''With his background and extensive experience we were lucky to get someone of Haywood's caliber.'' He replaces Darrell Asberry, who stepped down on Sunday after Texas Southern...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Asberry resigns as Texas Southern coach

(STATS) - Texas Southern has begun a search for a coach following Darrell Asberry's resignation after four seasons in which his teams won only 12 games. Asberry, 43, says he will pursue other coaching opportunities. After taking over the program in 2012, Asberry helped guide Texas Southern through several years of NCAA sanctions and helped boost the Tigers' academic standing....
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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