Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Texas Southern advances to NCAA field of 64 by downing NC-Central

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Kristina McKay and Tommy Boatman
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By Robert H Kelly
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DAYTON, OHIO (March 14, 2018) The No. 16 Texas Southern Tigers (16-19) defeated No. 16 North Carolina-Central Eagles (19-16) by the score of 64-46 in the third game of the "First Four" of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships. 

The win was the first-ever NCAA tournament win for Texas Southern. The Tigers now advance to the Round of 64 to face the No. 1 Xavier Musketeers (28-5). They will play Friday, March 16 inside Bridgestone Arena ion Nashville, Tennessee.

Demontrae Jefferson (number 3, shown above), who was selected the Most Valuable Player of the SWAC Tournament this past weekend, scored 25 points in the Tigers' victory; shooting 8-of-18 and pulled eight rebounds.

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