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  1. Southern cleared by NCAA to return to postseason play

    May 15, 2015, 4:42 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    Unusable data led to all of Southern’s athletic programs being banned from postseason play in 2014-15. That won’t be the case next season.

  2. Former Alcorn State head coach Davey L. Whitney Sr. dies at 85

    May 10, 2015, 8:37 PM EDT

    Alcorn State University

    Whitney led the Braves to the first-ever Division I NCAA tournament victory for an HBCU program.

  3. Alcorn State announces hiring of Montez Robinson as head coach

    Apr 26, 2015, 7:35 PM EDT

    Bethune-Cookman Athletics

    Robinson has quite the rebuilding job on his hands, but guard LeAntwan Luckett (16.3 ppg) is one of the team’s top four scorers who have eligibility remaining.

  4. Wild game-ending sequence pushes Texas Southern past Kansas State (VIDEO)

    Dec 28, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT

    Mike Davis

    Eight days after winning at then-No. 25 Michigan State, Texas Southern scored six points in the final 3.8 seconds to stun Kansas State in Manhattan.

  5. Chris Thomas, Malcolm Riley lead Texas Southern past No. 25 Michigan State

    Dec 20, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT

    Mike Davis

    While Michigan State’s 4-for-21 night from three didn’t help matters, Texas Southern shot better than 53 percent from the field.

  6. 2014-15 SWAC Preview: Alabama State, Texas Southern lead the way

    Oct 11, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

    Texas Southern coach Mike Davis (Getty Images)

    The SWAC could be a two-team race, with one of those programs (Alabama State) ineligible for postseason play.

  7. Mike Davis re-loads Texas Southern with a Big Ten transfer and former five-star prospect

    Aug 23, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT


    Texas Southern has some more intriguing transfers entering the picture this season.

  8. Elizabeth City State’s Shawn Walker to be Grambling State’s next head coach

    Jul 30, 2014, 10:32 PM EDT

    Elizabeth City State Athletics

    Walker has spent the last 13 seasons at his alma mater.

  9. Mississippi Valley State officially names Andre Payne head coach

    Jul 11, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

    MVSU Athletics

    The final Division I coaching vacancy has been filled…officially.

  10. Grambling State head coach Joseph Price relieved of duties

    Jul 2, 2014, 10:59 PM EDT

    Grambling v Marquette

    Taking over a program with significant issues, Price went 5-52 in two seasons at his alma mater.

  11. NCAA Tournament Primer: Texas Southern Tigers

    Mar 15, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

    texas southern

    Meet the newest team to enter this year’s NCAA Tournament, the Texas Southern Tigers of the SWAC. See why Texas Southern could be an intriguing 16-seed to watch.

  12. 2014 SWAC Tournament Preview: Texas Southern looks to win automatic bid

    Mar 10, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

    AP Photo

    Regular season champion Southern’s ineligible for the NCAA tournament, which could open the door for Texas Southern to grab the league’s automatic bid.

  13. Report: Four ineligible teams allowed to compete in SWAC Tournament

    Mar 1, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

    Josh Freelove, Lewis Jackson

    According to a report from Tim Gayle of the USA Today, SWAC officials announced on Friday that all 10 teams in the league would be allowed to participate in the 2014 conference tournament despite four teams being banned from the NCAA Tournament due to poor Academic Progress Rates. The SWAC has seen this sort of…

  14. Southern working to avoid NCAA postseason ban over academic progress data

    Feb 20, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT


    With just a couple weeks remaining in the regular season, the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is in danger of having its regular season champion ineligible for postseason play for the second consecutive season. Last week it was revealed that Southern, which currently leads the conference and reached the NCAA tournament a season ago, has been…

  15. Late Night Snacks: Duke earns big road win, Oklahoma takes down Oklahoma State

    Jan 28, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 9 Villanova 65, Georgetown 60 The Wildcats held off a Georgetown team desperate for a win on Monday night as Villanova went into the Verizon Center and held off the Hoyas for a Big East win. Villanova could never seem to pull away from Georgetown, as the Hoyas jumped out…

  16. Aaric Murray goes off as Texas Southern wins at Temple

    Dec 18, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT


    Texas Southern senior forward Aaric Murray is now playing at his third college, with his move to the SWAC school being preceded by stops at La Salle and West Virginia. There’s no doubt that Murray possesses a lot of talent, but maturity issues shortened his stay at each of those first two schools. On Wednesday…

  17. Assigned Reading: What’s going on at Grambling?

    Oct 18, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT


    One aspect of college basketball that has drawn the ire of some fans over the years is the presence of “guarantee games,” contests in which a school pays the visiting school to play a contest that in most cases is little more than a glorified exhibition. Programs struggling to balance their accounts send teams on…

  18. Can a Cinderella emerge from the SWAC?

    Oct 5, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Southern University center Javan Mitchell and Gonzaga forward Kelly Olynyk get tied up during the second half of their second round NCAA tournament basketball game in Salt Lake City, Utah

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. On March 21st of this year, Gonzaga – the team that arguably popularized the term “Cinderella” as a signifier for mid-major success against the odds – nearly found the glass slipper on the other…

  19. 2013-2014 SWAC Preview: Texas Southern is ready to run

    Oct 5, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Deshawn Stephens, Lawrence Johnson-Danner

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  20. Well-traveled center Aaric Murray to play at Texas Southern

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

    Aaric Murray

    Before the 2012-13 season began there were high expectations for then-West Virginia center Aaric Murray. Murray was coming off of a season away from game action after transferring in from La Salle, and the expectation was that the talented forward would help the Mountaineers successfully handle the switch from the Big East to the Big…

  21. Mississippi Valley State head coach Chico Potts suspended following arrest

    Jul 12, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT

    Chico Potts

    In early July Mississippi Valley State head coach Chico Potts was arrested on charges of domestic violence following an altercation with his wife. Friday it was reported by Andy Katz of that the school has suspended Potts indefinitely with pay until Mississippi Valley State’s investigation into the incident is completed. “Effective immediately, Coach Potts…

  22. Alabama State’s postseason ban rescinded by NCAA

    Jun 30, 2013, 9:01 PM EDT

    Josh Freelove, Lewis Jackson

    Earlier this spring it was announced by the NCAA that Alabama State was one of six men’s basketball programs to be banned from postseason play in 2013-14 due to low Academic Progress Rate (APR) numbers. On Friday, Alabama State announced that after the NCAA’s evaluation of additional data submitted by the athletic department the Hornets…

  23. Texas Southern rewards Mike Davis with contract extension

    Jun 21, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT

    Mike Davis

    Texas Southern head coach Mike Davis took over the program last season under circumstances that were anything but ideal. Thanks to poor Academic Progress Rate (APR) marks, the Tigers were banned from postseason play for the 2012-13 season. That didn’t stop Davis’ team from having a successful season in the SWAC, as Texas Southern went…

  24. Brutal road schedule will pay off for SWAC school

    Sep 16, 2010, 10:57 PM EDT

    Low-major college basketball programs routinely sport with rough non-conference schedules. It’s a fact of early season hoops. The big schools offer big paydays in return for (what they hope) is a winnable game in front of home fans. Some schools – like Arkansas-Pine Bluff did last season – build on a brutal schedule and eventually…