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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) has released its men’s and women’s bracket for the 2019 Toyota SWAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments.

The action is set to begin at campus sites with the quarterfinal rounds held on March 12, with the higher seed hosting the lower seed. The semifinals and finals occur March 15-16 in Bill Harris Arena. All semifinal contests will be available live on ESPN3.

The women’s championship game will also be shown live on ESPN3 with a tip-off time of 1:30 p.m. CST and the men’s championship will be broadcast live on ESPNU at 5 p.m. CST.

2019 Toyota SWAC Tournament Women’s Bracket
For the second-straight year, the Southern Jaguars (14-4 SWAC) enter the tournament as the top seed, clinching the regular season title outright on Saturday. They will face No. 8 seed Mississippi Valley State, who punched its ticket to the tournament with an 82-63 win over UAPB. Southern swept the regular season meetings between the teams.

Prairie View A&M (13-5 SWAC) earned the No. 2 seed and will take on No. 7 seed Alabama A&M. The Lady Panthers won both of the regular-season matchups over the Lady Bulldogs.

Perhaps the league’s hottest team at this point in the season, Jackson State (12-6 SWAC) comes in as the No. 3 seed and will take on No. 6 seed Alabama State (10-8). JSU defeated Alabama State 78-58 on March 9 to clinch home-court advantage in the quarterfinals. Jackson State has won 11 of its past 12 games, but Alabama State split the season series with the Lady Tigers, as both sides won on their respective home floors.

Defending tournament champion Grambling State (10-8) earned the No. 4 seed with a win over Alabama A&M and draws No. 5 seed Texas Southern (11-7 SWAC). Grambling State and Texas Southern are no strangers to each other this time of year, as TSU defeated Grambling State to win the 2017 SWAC Tournament Championship, and GSU avenged that loss during the semifinals of the 2018 tournament on its way to the title.

2019 Toyota SWAC Tournament Men’s Bracket
After winning their first SWAC regular season title since 2003, the Prairie View A&M Panthers head into the tournament as the No. 1 seed following a 17-1 record in conference play. PVAMU will host eighth-seeded Alcorn State (6-12). The Panthers swept the regular-season series between the teams, including a 98-64 win over the Braves this past Saturday.

Saturday rematches will be a theme of the opening round on the men’s side, as No. 2 seed Texas Southern (14-4 SWAC) will host No. 7 seed Southern (6-12 SWAC), who moved to its current seeding thanks to an 87-77 victory over the defending tournament champions in the teams’ regular-season finale.

Jackson State (10-8 SWAC) earned the No. 3 seed and will take on No. 6 seed Alabama State (9-9). JSU defeated Alabama State 82-70 on Saturday to clinch the third seed.

Rounding out the opening round on the men’s side will be No. 4 seed Grambling State (10-8) taking on No. 5 seed UAPB (10-8 SWAC). Grambling State, the 2018 SWAC regular season champion, swept the season series against last year’s tournament runner-up.

Women's Quarterfinals Games

Tuesday, March 12
#1 Southern hosts #8 Miss. Valley State
7:00 p.m./Baton Rouge, La.

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#2 Prairie View A&M hosts #7 Alabama A&M
5:30 p.m./Prairie View, Texas

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#3 Jackson State hosts #6 Alabama State
6:00 p.m./Jackson, Miss.

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#4 Grambling State hosts #5 Texas Southern
5:30 p.m./Grambling, La.

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Men's Quarterfinals Games

Tuesday, March 12
#1 Prairie View A&M hosts #8 Alcorn State
7:30 p.m./Prairie View, Texas

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#2 Texas Southern hosts #7 Southern
7:30 p.m./Houston, Texas

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#3 Jackson State hosts #6 Alabama State
8:00 p.m./Jackson, Miss.

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#4 Grambling State hosts #5 Arkansas-Pine Bluff
7:30 p.m./Grambling, La.

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#SWACMBB All-Conference Awards Announced
3/12/2019 9:56:00 AM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Texas Southern University forward Jeremy Combs was named the 2018-19 Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player and Newcomer of the Year. The announcement comes as part of the league’s reveal of its 2018-19 all-conference teams and honorees.

Prairie View A&M’s Dennis Jones won the Defensive Player of the Year honor, Jackson State’s Jayveous McKinnis earned Freshman of the Year accolades, and Prairie View A&M coach Byron Smith was named Coach of the Year. The teams and individual awards were voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.

Combs was second in the league in points (16.9) per game, leading the SWAC in rebounds per game (9.0) and ranking near the top of the conference heap in field-goal percentage (.601). The Dallas, Texas native recorded 11 double-doubles on the season and earned player of the week honors five times.

Jones led the league in steals at 2.0 and served as a lynchpin of an aggressive Panthers defense that led the league in steals per game (8.6) and turnovers per game at (18.1).

McKinnis averaged 8.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and a league-best 2.1 blocked shots per game for the league’s top ranked scoring defense. A first-team All-SWAC honoree at center, McKinnis shot a conference-best 67.3 percent from the field.

Smith guided the Panthers to their first regular-season championship since 2003, posting a 17-1 record in SWAC play (19-12 SWAC). PVAMU’s 19 wins are the most by the team in this decade. Prairie View A&M’s offense averaged more than 73 points per game, ranking second in the conference.

The entire list of honorees and all-conference selections are listed below.

All-SWAC Men’s Basketball 1st Team:
G – Gary Blackston, Prairie View A&M
G – Martaveous McKnight, UAPB
F – Jeremy Combs, Texas Southern
F – Devonte Patterson, Prairie View A&M
C – Jayveous McKinnis, Jackson State

All-SWAC Men’s Basketball 2nd Team:
G – Ivy Smith Jr., Grambling State
G – Reginald Gee, Alabama State
F – Andre Kennedy, Alabama A&M
F – Chris Howell, Jackson State
C – Emmanuel Ejeh, Mississippi Valley State

Player of the Year/Newcomer of the Year:
Jeremy Combs, Texas Southern

Defensive Player of the Year:
Dennis Jones, Prairie View A&M

Coach of the Year:
Byron Smith, Prairie View A&M

Freshman of the Year:
Jayveous McKinnis, Jackson State
 

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#SWACWBB All-Conference Honors Announced
3/12/2019 9:55:00 AM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Grambling State University senior guard Shakyla Hill was named the 2018-19 Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player and Defensive Player of the Year. The announcement comes as part of the league’s reveal of its 2018-19 all-conference teams and honorees.

Additionally, Alabama State’s Ayana Emmanuel was named SWAC Freshman of the Year, Jackson State guard Kaisah Lucky earned Newcomer of the Year accolades, and Southern University coach Carlos Funchess won Coach of the Year honors. The teams and individual awards were voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.

Hill led the league in points (18.7), assists (6.0) and steals per game (4.5), also ranking second in rebounds per game at 7.6. The Little Rock, Ark. native also set a new SWAC career steals record this season. She scored in double figures in 29 of 30 games and was named SWAC Player of the Week six times. The senior also became the first player in NCAA history – man or woman – to record two quadruple-doubles in a college career, achieving the feat versus UAPB on Feb. 2.

Emmanuel led Alabama State in scoring at 13.4 points per game, a figure that ranks sixth in the conference. The Pompano Beach, Fla. native flashed as one of the league’s top sharpshooters, connecting on 39 percent of her tries from beyond the arc and ranking second in the league in free-throw percentage (.798).

Lucky guided Jackson State toward becoming the league’s best offense, as the Lady Tigers led the SWAC in points per game (70.1), field-goal percentage (.440) and three-point percentage (.330). The Brooklyn, N.Y. native averaged 8.6 points, 5.3 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game for Jackson State.

Under Funchess’ direction, the Jaguars earned the regular-season championship, posting a 17-12 record (14-4 SWAC). Southern boasted the second-ranking scoring defense in the league and posted two separate win streaks of at least five games this season.

The entire list of honorees and all-conference selections are listed below.

All-SWAC Women’s Basketball 1st Team:
G - Shakyla Hill, Grambling State
G – Shala Dobbins, Prairie View A&M
F – Niya Mitchell, Texas Southern
F – Marneisha Hamer, Jackson State
C – Shawntayla Harris, UAPB

All-SWAC Women’s Basketball 2nd Team:
G – Christina Ellis, Jackson State
G – LaKendra Bassett, Mississippi Valley State
F – Artavia Ford, Prairie View A&M
F – Ayana Emmanuel, Alabama State
C – Isis Lane, Texas Southern

Player of the Year/Defensive Player of the Year:
Shakyla Hill, Grambling State

Coach of the Year:
Carlos Funchess, Southern

Freshman of the Year:
Ayana Emmanuel, Alabama State

Newcomer of the Year:
Kaisah Lucky, Jackson State
 

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#SWACWBB Quarterfinals Recaps: March 12
3/12/2019 11:42:43 PM

Southern downs MVSU to open tourney play

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Southern University women’s basketball defeated Mississippi Valley State 51-44 to open play in the 2019 Toyota SWAC Tournament.

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Grambling State fends off TSU rally, advances to semifinals

GRAMBLING, La. – The Grambling State University women’s basketball team defeated Texas Southern behind Shakyla Hill's 22 points.

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Jackson State defeats Alabama State at home 75-59

JACKSON, Miss. – Sixth seeded Alabama State had their season come to an end with a 75-59 loss at Jackson State.

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Prairie View A&M uses balanced scoring attack to defeat Alabama A&M

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – Shala Dobbins paced Prairie View A&M leading the team with 14 points as the Lady Panthers defeated Alabama A&M.

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#SWACMBB Quarterfinals Recaps: March 12
3/12/2019 11:10:08 PM


Texas Southern uses strong second half to defeat Southern

HOUSTON, Texas – The Texas Southern University men’s basketball defeated Southern to open play in the 2019 Toyota SWAC Tournament.

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Grambling State pulls away from UAPB in second half

GRAMBLING, La. – The Grambling State University men’s basketball team defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff to advance to the semifinals of the 2019 Toyota SWAC Tournament.

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Alabama State advances with upset win over Jackson State

JACKSON, Miss. – Sixth seeded Alabama State provided the only upset on day one of the 2019 Toyota SWAC Tournament as they defeated Jackson State on the road.

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Second half surge lifts Prairie View A&M over Alcorn State

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – Devonte Patterson scored a game high 25 points as the Prairie View A&M Panthers broke open a close game in the second half.

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