Texas Southern Routs Alcorn to Claim Back-to-Back SWAC Tournament Championships
The Texas Southern Tigers claimed its second-straight SWAC championship title.
Head coach Johnny Jones, and his Texas Southern basketball team have been here before. The Tigers are back-to-back winners of the SWAC Basketball Tournament after defeating Alcorn State 87-62.
TSU will represent the conference in the 2022 NCAA Tournament with another shot at upsetting a higher-ranked Division 1 program, as they did in 2021. The Tigers must win a "Play-In" game before advancing to the 64-team tournament.
The Tigers claimed the championship with a great team effort and tremendous defensive performance from forward Brison Gresham.
Jones' team did not have a single player to average double figures during the regular season. Today, the TSU team had five players in double digits - Lawson (14 pts), Henry (15 pts), Nicholas (11 pts), Gresham (10 pts), and Walker III (17 pts).