Saturday, January 06, 2018

Texas Southern gets 3rd conference with win over PVAMU

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Kristina McKay and Tommy Boatman
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By Kristina McKay
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HOUSTON, TEXAS (January 6, 2018) The TSU Men’s Basketball team faced off against the Men from Prairie View A&M on Saturday night at TSU where Texas Southern picked up its third conference win. Holding on in the face of a late rally, the Tigers secured a 100-94 victory over the Panthers.

The Tiger men dominated the game with wide spread scoring efforts from Derrick Bruce who added 22 points and Demontrae Jefferson who scored 23 points. Additionally, Marquis Salmon had 15 points and 12 rebounds, Donte Clark had 14 points and seven rebounds and Lamont Walker chipped in 12 points for the Tigers.

Texas Southern led by as many as nine points, 32-23, with 4:08 to play in the half and had a 41-37 edge at the break. The Tigers led throughout the second half and a jumper by Walker gave the Tigers their biggest lead of the game, 86-57, with 6:33 to play. A rally by Prairie View during the final two minutes cut the lead to five points, 99-94, with three seconds left. With only one point scored by TSU from a free throw, the defense held on to give the Tigers the win. 

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