Alabama A&M defeated Southern in the 2023 MBB SWAC Championship by a score of 77-63 on Thursday night. The Bulldogs got off to a good start, going into halftime with a 36-23 lead. They then continued to outscore the Jags 41-40 in the second half to come away with the victory.
Messiah Thompson scored 27 points to lead the way for Alabama A&M. As a whole, the Bulldogs were impressive on the offensive side of the ball, racking up 1.14 points per possession on 47% shooting from the field. Even when they missed, the team always seemed to have someone around to clean it up, scoring 17 second-chance points on 13 offensive rebounds.
SU was led by Brion Whitley, who put up 18 points. The Jags went 20-of-53 from the field in this one, including 4-of-19 from the three-point line. In total, their overall offensive efficiency wasn’t great, and was a major factor in the loss. They scored just 0.92 points per possession on 48% true shooting.
Today’s win was the latest for AAMU, who took down Southern in its last game. Next they’ll face Texas Southern, who is coming off a win of its own, on March 10. On the other side, this night’s result was a letdown for SU. The team was hoping to rebound from its last loss against Alabama A&M. The team will have to wait until next year for redemption, as this was its final game of the season.
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