Alcorn State (10-23) and Prairie View A&M (13-18) Face Off in SWAC Tournament

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Southwestern Athletic Conference Tourney



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Prairie View A&M 35 32 67 +1.0
  Alcorn State 29 30 59 -1.0
Thu, Mar 14 2013, 09:00 PM CDT

Curtis Culwell Center
Garland, TX
Attendance: 605

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Alcorn State matches up against Prairie View A&M in the quarterfinals of the SWAC Tournament at Curtis Culwell Center on Thursday. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST. The Braves beat the Panthers 81-75 on Feb. 28 and are 4-7 against them over the last four years.

The Braves were defeated by Texas Southern 78-59 on Mar. 2 despite 22 points from Marquiz Baker. With 16.6 points per game and 1.5 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. The Panthers were defeated by Southern University 61-39 on Mar. 2 despite 18 points and eight rebounds from Jourdan DeMuynck. He contributes a team-leading 15.4 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 1.5 steals per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Prairie View A&M is strong in offensive rebounding percentage at 38.9. This is good enough for first in the conference and 15th in the nation.

StatSmack! Alcorn State is better than Prairie View A&M
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Alcorn State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (906 to 903) than Prairie View A&M, per the NCAA.
  • Anthony Nieves is ranked 10th in the SWAC in points.
  • LeAntwan Luckett is ranked 6th in the SWAC in points.
  • Alcorn State is a better three-point shooting team (29.5 percent vs. 26.0 percent) than Prairie View A&M this season.
PVAMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ J. DeMuynck 30 15 7 1 1 0 2
C Carl Blair Jr 31 10 4 5 1 0 4
C- J. Montgomery 22 7 6 1 1 1 1
D+ R. Gesiakowski 24 7 2 1 1 0 1
D D. Chapman 17 7 4 0 1 0 1
D Montrael Scott 18 4 2 1 1 0 1
D Louis Munks 15 7 4 1 0 1 1
D Josh Eleby 15 6 3 0 0 1 1
D- Mayol Riathin 13 2 3 0 0 0 1
D- Rasi Jenkins 16 3 3 0 1 0 1
F Ronald Wright 10 2 2 1 1 0 1
F Patrick Agho 6 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Cory Jones 8 1 1 1 0 0 1
F Babajidne Aina 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Wesley Afolayan 6 2 2 0 0 0 1
F John Love 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
F J. Duplessis 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
ALCORN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Marquiz Baker 35 17 4 2 1 0 2
C L. Luckett 0 13 4 2 1 0 3
C- Anthony Nieves 29 12 3 2 1 0 3
D+ Ian Francis 22 4 5 1 1 1 1
D Devonte Hampton 21 5 3 1 1 0 1
D Anthony Evans 21 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Josh Nicholas 14 3 4 0 0 1 1
D Michael Starks 17 3 3 0 0 1 1
D Tyrel Hunt 15 4 2 1 0 0 1
D- Stephane Raquil 10 1 2 0 0 0 1
D- Terrance Birdie 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D- Clint Nwosuh 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Jamaal Hester 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Marius Myles 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F M. Sanders 7 1 1 1 0 0 1
F Larry Johnson 6 2 0 1 0 0 0

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SWAC Standings

OverallConf
1 SOU 19-13 15-3
2 Alabama State 19-13 12-6
2 Texas Southern 19-15 12-6
4 UAPB 13-18 11-7
5 Alabama A&M 14-16 10-8
 6Alcorn State 12-19 9-9
7 Jackson State 11-20 7-11
8 PVAMU 11-23 6-12
9 MVSU 9-23 5-13
10 Grambling State 5-24 3-15
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