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SWAC Ranking
 1. Grambling St. 13-5(17-14) 
 2. Prairie View A&M 12-6(15-17) 
 3. Texas Southern 12-6(12-19) 
 4. Ark.-Pine Bluff 12-6(12-20) 
 5. Southern 10-8(14-17) 
 6. Jackson St. 9-9(12-19) 
 7. Alabama St. 8-10(8-22) 
 8. Alcorn St. 7-11(11-20) 
 9. Miss.Valley St. 4-14(4-27) 
 10. Alabama A&M 3-15(3-28) 

SWAC Women 2017-2018
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Points Per Game
 Demontrae JEFFERSON
  Texas S.
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Jefferson, Texas S.23.4 
 2. Blackston, Prairie.19.1 
 3. Clark, Texas S.19.1 
 4. McKnight, Ark.-Pin.18.3 
 5. Sam, Southern16.2 
 6. Smith-Jr, Gramblin.16.1 
 7. Hamilton, Prairie.15.8 
 8. Gee, Alabama St.15.6 
 9. Mosby, Alcorn St.15.1 
 10. Evans, Miss.Val.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Wallace, Prairie.8.9 
 2. Reed, Texas S.8.8 
 3. Sam, Southern8.8 
 4. Johnson, Alabama .6.8 
 5. Salmon, Texas S.6.4 
 6. Collins, Jackson St.6.2 
 7. Mpoyo, Gramblin.5.7 
 8. Shepherd, Southern5.6 
 9. Johnson, Alabama .5.6 
 10. Kennedy, Alabama .5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Dennis JONES
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Jones, Prairie.5.1 
 2. Smith-Jr, Gramblin.4.9 
 3. Jefferson, Texas S.4.5 
 4. Mosby, Alcorn St.4.0 
 5. McKnight, Ark.-Pin.3.6 
 6. Blackston, Prairie.3.4 
 7. Reese, Southern3.3 
 8. Clark, Texas S.2.8 
 9. Collins, Jackson St.2.5 
 10. Ross, Alabama St.2.3 
Steals Per Game
  Jackson St.
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Collins, Jackson St.2.8 
 2. Smith-Jr, Gramblin.2.1 
 3. Jones, Prairie.1.9 
 4. McKnight, Ark.-Pin.1.8 
 5. Blackston, Prairie.1.5 
 6. Mosby, Alcorn St.1.5 
 7. Gaston, Gramblin.1.5 
 8. Clark, Texas S.1.2 
 9. Jefferson, Texas S.1.2 
 10. Reese, Southern1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Trayvon REED
  Texas S.
  Avg: 3
 1. Reed, Texas S.3.0 
 2. Johnson, Alabama .1.5 
 3. Steen, Ark.-Pin.1.3 
 4. Wallace, Prairie.1.1 
 5. McDyess, Ark.-Pin.1.1 
 6. Reed, Alcorn St.0.9 
 7. Jones, Alabama St.0.9 
 8. Rivers, Jackson St.0.9 
 9. Perry-Murray, Gramblin.0.9 
 10. Banyard, Ark.-Pin.0.9 

Texas Southern downs UAPB to win championship (Photo: SWAC)

Texas Southern University 2017-18
Mike Davis Mike Davis Davis
Marquis Salmon
Donte Clark
Demontrae Jefferson
Cainan McClelland
Derrick Bruce
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
15  Salmon Marquis 203 (6'8'') F 94 USA
0  Clark Donte 193 (6'4'') G 94 USA
3  Jefferson Demontrae 170 (5'7'') G 0 USA
20  McClelland Cainan 193 (6'4'') G 0 USA
2  Bruce Derrick 190 (6'3'') G 0 USA
4  Scott Kevin 193 (6'4'') F 0 USA
5  Reed Trayvon 218 (7'2'') C 95 USA
14  Walker Lamont 196 (6'5'') F 0 USA
11  Carey Brian 178 (5'10'') PG 0 USA
23  Griffin Derrick 201 (6'7'') F 93 USA
23  Lumpkin Divonte 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
1  Perry Jerry 190 (6'3'') G 0 USA
10  Lewis Robert 193 (6'4'') G 0 USA
24  Hopkins Justin 196 (6'5'') F 0 USA
12  Butler Devocio 196 (6'5'') F 0 USA
31  Campbell Aaron 0 (0'0'') F 0 USA
25  Granger Kevin 196 (6'5'') F 0 USA
Head Coach: Mike Davis

Texas Southern downs UAPB to win championship - Mar 10, 2018

For the fourth time in five years, Texas Southern rules the roost in the Southwestern Athletic Conference as the Tigers pulled away down the stretch for an 84-69 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, claiming the 2018 Toyota SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament championship in the process.
Tournament Most Valuable Player Demontrae Jefferson (5'7''-G) led the way for the Tigers, who had four players in double figures. Jefferson scored 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Donte Clark (6'4''-G-94) added 14 points, Derrick Bruce scored 13 points. Trayvon Reed scored a team-best 17 points to go with 10 boards and four rejections.
Texas Southern (15-19), which used a blistering second-half of offense to pull away from Prairie View A&M during the semifinals, delivered more of the same to open the game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. After Trent Steen connected on a jumper to pull the Golden Lions to within one, Donte Clark scored eight points as he powered a 13-1 run to put the Tigers ahead by double-digits near the midpoint of the first half.
Martaveous McKnight (6'4''-G)t brought Arkansas-Pine Bluff (14-20) within striking distance as the Golden Lions cut it to within five. However, the Tigers continued their hot shooting, connecting on 60 percent of its tries - including a 7-for-15 clip from deep - to take a 45-36 lead into the locker rooms.
Christian Robertson (6'4''-F) found some success against Texas Southern to open the second half, scoring six early points. However, the Golden Lions couldn't do enough to close the gap on TSU during the early goings of the second half. After Trayvon Reed converted a three-point play to put the Tigers up 11, the Golden Lions came alive.
Terrance Baynard responded in kind on the other end, and McKnight connected on a teardrop on the following possession. Harper then cashed-in on an acrobatic finish at the rim and Robertson sank one of two at the line to close the deficit to 55-52 with 12:40 left.
Banyard knocked down a jumper at the line to pull UAPB within one possession, and after a Reed dunk, McKnight finished underneath the rim to make it 59-57 with 10:20 left. From there, the Tigers pulled away on a 14-4 run that coincided with a Texas Southern's Robert Lewis (6'4''-G) then nailed a corner trey to push TSU back ahead by five, and Jefferson swished home a floater in the lane, making it 64-57.
Texas Southern then pulled away with a 14-4 run over a seven-minute stretch during which UAPB made just one of their 11 field-goal tries. For the game, TSU shot 59.1 percent from the floor (26-of-44) including a 10-of-21 line from deep.
Harper led all players with 21 points and seven rebounds. McKnight netted 17, and Robertson 11.

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SWAC Tournament Final: Texas Southern - Arkansas-Pine Bluff 84-69
SWAC Tournament Semifinals:
Arkansas-Pine Bluff - Southern 71-65
Texas Southern - Prairie View 88-74

All-SWAC Awards 2018 - Mar 10, 2018

All-SWAC 1st Team 2018
Martaveous McKnight
Ivy Smith Jr
Smith Jr
Zachary Hamilton
Dante Scott
Sam Jared

All-Tournament MVP: Demontrae Jefferson (5'7''-G) of Texas Southern
Player of the Year: Martaveous McKnight (6'4''-G) of Ark.-Pine Bluff
Defensive Player of the Year: Trent Steen (6'8''-F) of Ark.-Pine Bluff
Freshman of the Year: Jacoby Ross (5'9''-PG) of Alabama St.
Newcomer of the Year: Martaveous McKnight (6'4''-G) of Ark.-Pine Bluff
Coach of the Year: Donte Jackson of Grambling St.

1st Team
G: Martaveous McKnight (6'4''-G) of Ark.-Pine Bluff
PG: Ivy Smith Jr (6'0''-PG) of Grambling St.
F: Zachary Hamilton (6'4''-F) of Prairie View A&M
SF: Dante Scott (6'4''-SF) of Miss.Valley St.
F: Sam Jared (6'10''-F) of Southern

2nd Team
G: Gary Blackston (6'3''-G) of Prairie View A&M
G: Anthony Mosby (6'3''-G-96) of Alcorn St.
F: Trent Steen (6'8''-F) of Ark.-Pine Bluff
G: Shirmane Thomas (6'3''-G-94) of Grambling St.
C: JD Wallace (6'9''-C) of Prairie View A&M

All-Tournament Team
G: Demontrae Jefferson (5'7''-G) of Texas Southern
G: Donte Clark (6'4''-G-94) of Texas Southern
F: Travon Harper (6'8''-F) of Ark.-Pine Bluff
G: Martaveous McKnight (6'4''-G) of Ark.-Pine Bluff
G: Gary Blackston (6'3''-G) of Prairie View A&M


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