Monday, March 06, 2017

Texas Southern beats Alcorn State in OT to clinch SWAC title

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By Kristina McKay
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HOUSTON, TEXAS (March 5, 2017) Zach Lofton scored 20 of his 30 points after halftime on Thursday night, Kevin Scott had a double-double and Texas Southern beat Alcorn State 94-88 to clinch its third consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference regular-season title. Scott had 17 points, 10 rebounds, six assist and three steals, Demontrae Jefferson also scored 17 with six assists and Jalan McCloud scored 15 for Texas Southern. 

After a jumper by Marquis Vance on the other end, Scott and McCloud made two free throws apiece and the Tigers led by eight with 12 seconds left. Texas Southern, which made 10 of 17 free throws in regulation, hit 8 of 12 in OT and by losing The Alcorn State Braves had their 11-game win streak snapped.

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