HOUSTON – Texas Southern University won its third Southwestern Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship in five years Thursday night by defeating Alcorn State 94-73.
Madarious Gibbs and Deverell Biggs each scored 21 points to help lead TSU and give head coach Mike Davis his second regular season crown with the Tigers.
Malcolm Riley and David Blanks both added 15 points, with Riley also grabbed 15 rebounds for Texas Southern (18-12, 15-2), which shot a season best 63.5 percent from the field to go along with its season-high 94 points.
The Tigers, winners of seven straight and 10 of 11, had already clinched a share the SWAC regular season title with a win over Alabama A&M on Monday.
Texas Southern had an 18-4 run in the first half and led 40-30 at the break. After Alcorn State’s Michael Davis cut the deficit to two with 13:02 left, the Tigers outscored the Braves 26-10 over the next eight minutes to put the game away.
Marquis Vance scored 26 points to lead Alcorn State (5-24, 4-13).