Texas Southern defeated Alabama A&M in the 2023 MBB SWAC Championship by a score of 74-61 on Friday afternoon. It was a tie game after the first 20 minutes, but the Tigers outscored the Bulldogs 46-33 in the second half to come away with the win.
PJ Henry led the way for Texas Southern, putting up 26 points. As a team, the Tigers shot 42% from the field, 31% from behind the arc, and 75% from the free throw line. The advanced stats told a similar story, as the team put up 1.12 points per possession on 53% true shooting.
AAMU was led by Lorenzo Downey, who recorded 15 points and five boards against Texas Southern. As a team, the Bulldogs struggled to get things going offensively, scoring just 0.91 points per possession on 35% shooting from the field. They were heavily challenged near the hoop, going just 10-of-24 on field goal attempts in the paint.
TXSO’s record improved to 13-20 with the win. Next, they’ll face TBA, who is coming off a win of its own, on March 11. On the other side, this loss marks a return to earth for AAMU after a run of great play. The team will have to wait until next year for redemption, as this was its final game of the season.
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