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Tigers set for 2013 SWAC Tournament
Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media  
Release: 03/13/2013
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JACKSON, Miss. - The brackets are now official for the 2013 Toyota SWAC Basketball tournament, which will take place March 12-16 at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. The Jackson State Tigers will look to win the conference tournament and put on their dancing shoes in late March during the NCAA Tournament.

 

The JSU Tigers (10-17, 9-9) concluded their regular season by winning seven of the last 10 games. JSU will be the No. 2 seed and will face Alabama State (10-21, 8-10) on Thursday, Mar. 14 at 12:30 p.m. The Tigers and the Hornets split the series meetings this season. JSU fell 70-66 in the SWAC opener on Jan. 2 in Montgomery, Alabama. Dundrecous Nelson led all scorers with 27 points on 9-18 shooting from the field. He also dished out four assists. Denzell McDaniel led Alabama State with 16 points. The two teams met again on Feb. 28 at the Lee E. Williams AAC and the Tigers pulled out a 70-65 overtime victory. Christian Williams led the Tigers with 17 points on 7-14 shooting from the field. Jeff Stubbs added 15 points and Willie Readus scored 12 points and pulled down nine rebounds. 

Below is the Tigers' record against tournament participants during the 2012-13 season. 

No. 7 - Grambling State (0-27, 0-18): Jan. 19 - JSU won 57-46 (K. Howard 21 pts, D. Taylor 7 reb.), Feb. 16 - JSU won 77-38 (J. Stubbs 22 pts, P. Williams 7 reb.)

No. 6 - Alabama A&M (10-19, 6-12)Jan. 4 - JSU lost 88-87 in double overtime (K. Howard 22 pts, R. Gregory/S. Coleman 10 reb.), Mar. 2 - JSU won 60-57 (K. Howard 20 pts, W. Readus 7 reb.)

No. 4 - Prairie View A&M (13-18, 8-10)Jan. 14 - JSU lost 73-59 (D. Nelson 24 pts, S. Coleman 8 reb.), Feb. 11 - JSU won 65-60 (C. Williams 17 pts, K. Howard 7 reb.)

No. 3 - Alcorn State (10-23, 8-10): Jan. 6 - JSU lost 51-48 (J. Stubbs/K. Howard 12 pts, S. Coleman 7 reb.), Feb. 2 - JSU won 84-71 (C. Williams 20 pts, W. Readus 9 reb.)

No. 1 - Southern (21-9, 15-3): Jan. 8 - JSU lost 80-67 (K. Howard 20 pts, D. Taylor 7 reb.), Feb. 4 - JSU lost 78-58 (J. Stubbs 11 pts and 7 reb.).

 


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