HOUSTON (KTRK) --In dynamic fashion, Texas Southern men's basketball team secured another birth to the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game. With Alcorn State's win Friday night against Southern, the Tigers will automatically qualify for March Madness. Alcorn State is ineligible for the postseason.
The Tigers defeated Grambling State 62-57 at the Toyota Center Friday afternoon. Jalan McCloud led TSU in scoring with 17 points and six rebounds. Demontrae Johnson added 14 points, four rebounds and four assists for the Tigers.
Texas Southern advances to the SWAC championship game after defeating Grambling in the semifinals, 62-57. Jalan McCloud finishes with 17.— TSU Athletics (@TXSOTigers) March 10, 2017
Texas Southern will face Alcorn State at 5:15 p.m. Saturday in the championship game.