Texas Southern Tigers vs. Prairie View A&M Panthers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 3/15/14 SWAC Championship
Prairie View A&M Panthers (11-22) at Texas Southern Tigers (18-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 4:30 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Texas Southern Tigers -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The Texas Southern Tigers battle the Prairie View A&M Panthers for the SWAC championship.
Texas Southern has been the most impressive team in the SWAC with a pair of double figure victories to send them to the conference title game. After hammering Grambling in the quarters the Tigers handed a decent Alabama State squad 73-61 defeat in the semifinals on Friday. This was over at the break with an eleven point lead behind 50% hooting including 8-20 from distance while the Hornets were limited to 40.7%. Aaric Murray led a balanced attack with 16 points and five yanks followed by D'Aris Scarver with 14 points and eight pulls while Madarious Gibbs tossed in 12 points but was charged with nine turnovers.
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Prairie View became an unlikely participant in the conference title game as they turned on the defensive pressure to oust Alabama A&M 55-49. The Panthers jumped out to an eleven point lead after 20 minutes and never let up with the Bulldogs mustering just 30% accuracy including a 1-15 mark from long range. PVAM didn't set the world on fire with 34.6% marksmanship it did mean a few more field goals. Tre Hagood led the scoring with 13 points and eight pulls with the duo of Montrael Scott and Demondre Chapman netting ten points apiece and a combined 14 rebounds.
Texas Southern will look to run and gun and Prairie View will try to slow it down and have a shot if they do. I'll look in to it as I wait for the line...