Texas Southern ousts Alabama A&M from SWAC 75-62
GARLAND, Texas (AP) Fred Sturdivant made all six shots he took, scoring 14 points, to pace Texas Southern to a 75-62 victory over Alabama A&M in the quarterfinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament Wednesday.
D'Angelo Scott added 12 points, Omar Strong 11 and Aaron Clayborn 10 for the second-seeded Tigers (14-17), who will face third-seeded Prairie View or sixth-seeded Alcorn State in the semifinals Friday.
Demarquelle Tabb had game highs of 20 points and nine rebounds for the seventh-seeded Bulldogs (7-21), who have not advanced past the first round since winning the title in 2005. Brandon Ellis added 19 points, including three 3-pointers.
Alabama A&M went 6 of 23 from 3-point range, while Texas Southern was 1 of 7.
The Tigers shot 52 percent (26 of 50) and held a 36-26 rebounding advantage.
Updated March 7, 2012