The Texas Southern Tigers will advance to the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament on Friday afternoon after defeating the Alcorn State Braves by a score of 60-55 in Garland, Texas. The Tigers will play the winner of tonight's other semifinals game between Mississippi Valley State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The Tigers were led by Omar Strong, who scored 18 points on Friday against the Braves. Madarious Gibbs added 12, D'Angelo Scott scored 10 and Daniel King came off the bench to chip in eight points. The Braves were led by Kendrick McDonald and Anthony Nieves, who both scored 11 points, and Martrevious Sanders came off the bench to add 10.
The Tigers are 2-2 against the two possible teams that they would play in the conference championship game.