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The Charlotte post. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1918-????, February 22, 1996, Image 25

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w SPORTS/The Charlotte Post Thursday, February 22,1996 For the week of February 20 through February 26 SEASON WINDS DOWN TO THE WIRE BLACK EmERPRISE, E. Lee Whilte MFUME: To give key note address at CIAA Men's Tip-Off Banquet. T BATTLE FOR MEAC MEN; SWAC RACE TIGHTENS; TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES UNDER THE BANNER WHATS GOING ON IN AND AROUND BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS BACK IN THE SADDLE I Texas Southern point guard Randy Bolden has returned to the team after missing six games. When the 6-2 sophomore sparkplug from Jackson, MS left the team he was av eraging 20.5 points per game as the Tigers got off to a 7-8 start. In his third game back, Bolden had 24 points and seven rebounds as the Tigers (10-14, 5-7) beat Southern 86-81 Feb. 17. It was the Tigers first win since his re turn. TSU coach Robert Moreland had said Bolden could return once he SWAC Photo BOLDEN: High- scoring guard returns after six- game absence. and his parents talked over the situation with him. Obviously that was done though no details on the nature of the problem have been released. TSU's probation will keep them out of the SWAC basketball tournament and any other conference championships this year. THE INSIDE TRACK: The Mid Eastern Athletic Conferencewill hold its annual Men's and Women's Indoor Track Championships Feb. 24 and 25 at the Greensboro (NC) Coliseum Special Events Center. Florida A&M Unvierslty swept both men's and women's titles a year ago defeating the Coppin State men 129-80 and edging the women of North Carolina A&T 90-87. THE STAT CORNER WHO ARE THE BEST PERFORMERS IN BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS 1995-96 BLACK COLLEGE BASKETBALL (Results, Standings and Oustanding-PJayers) SCORES FEBRUARY 17,1996 Alabama A&M 89. Alab. St. 83 Albany St 70. Morris Brown 58 Alcorn St 84, Prairie View 83 Cheyney 92, Mansfield 89 Coppin St 78, NC A&T 60 Delaware St 83, Beth-Cookman 78 FAMU 62. Md-Estm Shore 46 Ft Valley St 82, Clark-Atlanta 53 Grambling 78, Alabama St 68 Jackson St 81, Miss Valley 79 • OT Kutztown 60, Dist Columbia 50 Livingstone 88, JC Smith 86 Norfolk St 88, Elizabeth City 74 Oral Roberts 72, Hampton 68 St Aug 71, Fayetteville St 67 Shaw 102, Morris 83 SC State 77, Howard 63 Texas Southern 86, Southern 81 Virginia St 101, St Paul’s 95 - OT FEBRUARY 18 Virginia Union 73, NC Centra! 59 CIAA' (thru 2/18) NORTH Va. Union Norf State Eliz. City Bowie St St.Paul's Va State ALL 9-1 8-2 5-4 3-6 2-6 1-9 21-1 18-4 14-11 8-16 10-14 7-16 SOUTH NCCU Livingstone Shaw St Aug JC Smith WSSU Fayv. State 11-1 6- 4 7- 5 5-6 3- 7 2-7 4- 8 19-4 10-13 15-10 10-12 9-13 5-15 9-14 CIAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK BILLLYOWENS, Sr., G, Shaw Had 60 points, 8 rebouns. 14 assists and 10 steals in three wins. MEAC Mid EAmmt Athletic CoNnutMCE C 1 A ^ SOUTHEM blTEItCOLLEaiATE Athletic CoNTERENce OlAf A ^ SoirtHWEfTERM O V V Athletk Conference (thru 2/18) (thru 2/11) (thru 2/18) CONF ALL EAST CONF ALL CONF ALL SC State 12-1 17-6 Albany St 11-3 16-8 Miss Valley 9-3 18-6 Coppin 12-1 15-8 CIgrk Atl 10-5 19-5 Jackson State 9-3 13-12 Del State 8-7 9-15 Sav.State 8-8 10-13 Southern 8-4 14-9 NC A&T 6-6 8-13 Ft Valley 6-6 9-13 Grambling 6-6 11-13 Beth-Ckmn 6-8 10-14 Morris Brwn 5-9 9-14 Alabama State 6-6 9-14 Howard 5-8 6-17 Paine 1-14 5-17 Tx Southern* 5-7 10-14 Md-ES 5-9 10-14 Alcorn State* 5-7 8-15 Morgan St.* 5-9 6-19 WEST Prairie View 0-12 4-20 FAMU 2-12 7-17 Ala A&M 14-1 22-2 *not eligible for post season play Hampton** 8-16 LeM-Owen* 8-5 12-9 *not eligible for post season play Morehouse 6-6 13-8 **not eliaible for conf. chamoionshiD Miles 7-7 11-12 BCSP PLAYER OF THE WEEK Tuskegee 4-10 7-13 KEVIN GRANGER, Sr., G, and Kentucky St 3-11 7-17 RANDYBOLDEN, So G. Texas MEAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK * Forfeited three games Southern REGGIE WELCH, Jr, F, Coppin State Averaged 18.3 points, 9.3 SIAC PLAYER OF THEWEEK WILLIE HUBBARD ■ Jr, G, Granger, the conference scoring leader, had 27 points and Bolden had 24 Doints and seven rebounds and 2.3 assists in v/ins rebounds as overFAMU, Delaware State and Spearheaded undefeated weekfor Southern 86-81 NC A&T. Golden Rams. In three games scored 69 points, pulled down 23 rebounds had eight steals ^nd dished out nine assists. COMMENTS / QUESTIONS Write The Black College Sports Page at 407 Holbrook St., Danville, VA 24541 or e-mail us at AZEEZ@gamewood.net See our Web Page at http://drum.ncat.edu/ -bcsp LEADING SCORERS AND REBOUNDERS IN BLACK COLLEGE BASKETBALL (MEN AND WOMEN) SCORING, MEN 1 NAME CL Q FQM 3FG FTM TOT PPG Williams, Hampton Sr. 23 204 79 122 609 26.5 Granger, Tex. S'thrn Sr. 21 168 28 103 557 26.5 Brown, Ft. Valley Sr, 17 143 36 116 438 25.8 Mann, Miss. Valley Sr. 23 198 1 100 497 23.6 Abrams, JC Smith Sr 20 133 47 120 433 21.7 Moton, NC Central Sr. 20 137 58 95 427 21.4 Mott, Coppin State Jr. 19 159 0 80 398 20.9 Goodman, Al A&M Sr. 24 162 61 104 489 20.4 McGriff, Alab. State Jr. 21 139 61 103 424 20.2 Jocey, Albany St. Jr. 24 171 44 76 462 19,3 REBOUNDING 1 NAME CL G REB RPG Mann, Miss. Valley Sr, 21 277 13.2 Foster, Mor. Brown Sr. 22 274 12.5 McElvey, Tuskegee Jr. 19 202 10.6 Bryant, Norf. State Sr. 20 198 '9.9 Wallace, Va. Union Sr. 20 190 9.5 Hines, Va. State Sr. 20 188 9.4 Tardy, Grambling St. Sr. 21 194 9.2 Nurse, Del State Jr. 15 133 8.8 Patterson, SC State Sr. 21 183 8.7 Hendricks, Alab. A&M Jr. 23 197 8.6 Smith, St. Paul's Fr. 22 184 8.5 SCORING, WOMEN 1 NAME CL G FGM 3FG FTM TOT PPG Bullock, Norf. State Jr. 23 182 24 157 545 23.7 Parks, Coppin State Sr. 19 136 49 99 420 22.1 Moncrief, Va. State So. 18 147 0 96 390 21.7 Nelson, WSSU Jr. 19 139 15 102 395 20.8 Robinson, FAMU Sr. 21 187 0 55 429 20.4 Greer, Shaw Sr. 16 128 2 66 324 20.3 Warfield, Morgan St. Jr. 18 160 17 23 360 20.0 Randolph, Va. Union Jr. 20 157 5 69 388 19.4 Harrell, LeM-Owen Jr. 22 179 0 42 400 18.2 Wright, Albany St. So. 23 135 81 66 417 18.1 REBOUNDING 1 NAME CL G REB RPG Hill, Miles Jr. 22 333 15.1 Upton, Paine So. 23 330 14.3 Rodriguez, Sav. State So. 24 304 12.7 Ingram, Ky. State Fr. 22 272 12.4 Lewis, Va. State Jr. 17 208 12.2 Sessoms, Norf. State Jr. 23 268 11.7 Scott, Miss Valley Sr. 21 243 11.6 Harrell, Lem-Owen Jr. 22 252 11.5 Moncrief, Va. State So. 18 203 11.3 Hampton-Johnon, Va. State Jr. 18 203 11.3 Johnson, Del State So. 21 230 10.9 Phifer, St. Paul's Fr. 19 202 10.6 SOURCE- Conlerence Reports Developments prompt changes in basketball tourney formats LUT WILLIAMS BCSP Editor Check the schedules before you head out to your favorite black college basketball tournament over the next two weeks. If not, you could be in for some big surprises. For example: Don't arrive at 9:00 am for the start of the CIAA tournament's opening round on Feb. 26 (Women) or Feb. 28 (Men). If you do you may be there by yourself. Hampton's defection from the CIAA to the MEAC has ruined the slogan "Fourteen of the Finest." There are only 13 CIAA schools now. Prior to this year the two division champions (North and South) received first round byes while the remaining six schools played on the tournament's opening days. This year, to compensate for Hampton's loss, an additional bye will be awarded to the second place team with the best conference record. So instead of six games on the two opening days, there are five — starting at 11 am. In the MEAC tournament, Morgan State is serving the first year of a three- year NCAA probation that makes their men and women ineligible for the tournament. Hampton entered the conference too late to play a full conference schedule so they are also not in this year's get-together. That means only eight men's and women's teams will travel to Tallahassee for the four-day affair. No play- in games are necessary. The SIAC tournament takes on a new flavor with the addition of Kentucky State to the conference. For the men, the top two teams get berths while the bottom four teams play for two spots in each region. The women's tournament takes on an even different flavor. Because Morehouse (an all-mens institution) has no women's team, the West Region's top three teams advance to the tourney while the bottom two play for the fourth spot. The SWAC tournament is another week away but don't look for Texas Southern's men or women, nor Alcorn State's men. The probation bug has bit both programs. TSU, last year's champ, could return next year (if they meet NCAA requirements) while the Braves have anther year to go on their suspension. CIAA has a little extra ... When it comes to extra-hoopicular activities, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) tournament Is the hands down winner. During a week (Feb. 26 - March 2) in which three of the four biack coliegc basketball tournaments are played, the fun and good times off the court seem to be in Winston-Salem, NC host of the CIAA for the third consecutive year. Not only will the basketball be outstanding, but a long list of activities promises to delight both young and old. The CIAA Tip-Off Banquets will have distinguished speakers to gel the balls hooping. North Carolina Congresswman Eva Clayton, keynotes the women's tip- off Feb. 25, while newly elected NAACP President and former Congressman, KwesI Mfume, takes the podium at the men's affair Feb. 27. Sandwiched between six days of around the clock hoop action are a High School Day, a Fashion Show, a Cheerleading Exhibition, an Old Timers Game, a step - I should say Stompfest - - and the always-entertaining Coca Cola Road Trip, a travelling fun extravaganza. THREE TIMES A TOURNEY Three black college basketball tournaments will be held next week. Here are the schedules for each. Joe! Coliseum Leon County Ch/k: Center Winston-Salem, NC Tallahassee, FL Elrrxx^e Arena Huntsville, AL Sun. 2/25 W - Tip Off Banquet 6:30 pm NA NA Mon 2/26 W-Games (1-5) 11am, 1, 3, 7, 9 pm NA Play-in games Tues. 2/27 # Press Reception 3:30 pm W-Games (6-9) 1, 3, 7, 9 pm M - Tip Off Banquet 6:00 pm Tip-Off Banquet 7:30pm Reception 9:00pm NA Wed, 2/28 # M - Games (1-5) 11a, 1,3,7, 9 pm W-Games (1-4) 10am, 12, 2, 4 pm W - Games (1-4) . 1,3, 6, 8 pm Thus. 2/29 # High School Day M - Games (1-4) 8:00 am 1:30,3:30,5:30,7:30 pm M - Games (6-9) 1,3, 7,9 pm M - Games (1-4) 1, 3, 6, 8 pm Awards Banquet 9:00 pm Fri. 3/1 # Fashion Show 12 noon W - Semis (1-2) 12, 2 pm M - Semis (1-2) 7,9 pm Stompfest 8:00 pm • M - Semla (1-2) 1,3:15 pm W-Semis (1-2) 5:30, 7:30 pm W - Semis (1-2) 1,3 pm M - Semis (1-2) 6, 8 pm Sat. 3/2 # Chesrleadlng Exhibition 10:00 am Hall of Fama Lunchaon 11 ;30 am Old Timtra Gama 1:00 pm W-Final 6:30 pm M ■ Final 9:00 pm W-Rnal 12 noon M - Pinal 3:00 pm W ■ Final 3:30 pm M - Final 7:00 pm NA No Activities scheduled * All MEAC games Friday will be played at Gaither Center on Florlde A&M campus. It Coca-Cola Road Trip at CIAA from 2/27 through 3/2 4-11 pm. SWAC teams should battle to the finish BASKETBALL THIS WEEK After jumping out to a 7-0 start through the end of January, Mississippi Valley (9-3,18-6) has fallen back into ’ the pack in SWAC men's conference wars. Despite the efforts of SWAC Player-of-the Year candidate, Marcus Mann (21.6 points and 13.2 rebounds per game), a 2-3 record in the month of February has caused the Delta Devils' once comfortable lead to evaporate. Jackson State (9-3, 13-12) has moved into a tie for first place with MVSU thanks to an overtime 81-79 win over the Delta Devils last Saturday in Itta Bena. JSU's 5-0 February has been led by Titus Hooten (15.6 ppg) and Trent Pullium (7.9 boards pergame).Pullium has also blocked 31 shots this year. Lurking in third place is Southern (8-4, 14-9) who might have shared the conference lead had they not lost to Texas Southern last weekend. The Jaguars are 7-3 SWAC Photo HOOTEN: Has ted Jackson State into first place tie. Alcorn State (10-2, 16-6) and Jackson State (9-3,13- 11). Last year they fought to a three-way tie for the conference championship. This year Grambling enjoys a slim one-game lead with one conference game remaining this weekend against unpredictable Mis sissippi Valley. The GSU BCSP HOOP TOP TEN 1. VIRGINIA UNION (21-1) - Sunday show down vs. NCCU confirms the obvious. 2. ALABAMA A&M (22-2) - Have clinched SIAC West. Awaiting start of tournament 3. SOUTH CAROUNA STATE (17-6) - Two wins to keep tie for MEAC lead. 4. COPPIN STATE (15-8) - Two big games vs. SC State on tap. 5. NORFOLK STATE (18-4) - Stumbled vs. St Aug but regrouped against ECSU. 6. NG CENTRAL (19-4) - Lost focus against Livingstone. Couldnt handle Va. Union. 7. MISSISSIPPI VALLEY (18-6) - Split two games to stay tied for SWAC lead. 8. JACKSON STATE (13-12) - Having fantastic February. Beat MVSU to tie for SWAC lead. 9. ALBANY STATE (15-8) - Two wins to extend SIAC East lead. 10. CLARK ATLANTA (17-6) ■ Have hit the skids with two more losses. since mid January thanks to the scoring of Vandale Thomas (18.1 ppg) and the rebounding of Ronnell Williams (6.9 rpg). Williams is also third in the conference in steals with 49 thefts this season. The SWAC women's race always seem to come down to three teams - Grambling (11-1, 17-6), Lady Tigers enjoy having two players ranked in SWAC scoring. Janette Graham is second in the league at 17.0 ppg while Shiakee Carter is averaging 11.8 points per contest. Alcorn's Lady Braves rely on LeCuria Fillers (15.0 ppg, 8.8 rpg) while Jackson State looks to last year's Rookie of the Year Rosalyn Spann (17.6 ppg, 6.8 boards per contest). To the wire 01>1ERS RECEIVlING VOTES; Qty State, LeMoyne- Owen. Ljvfn^stDne, Morebouee and Shaw. O AZEEZ CnmmunkiitiDnfi. Inc. VOL. 2. NO. 26 The battle for MEAC supremacy will come down to two games this week between Coppin State (12-1,15-8) and S. C. State (12-l,17-6)Feb.l9andFeb.22. If the teams split then they will be declared co-champions and a point deferential in head-to-head competition will determine tournamment seeding. Coppin has the nation's longest home court winning streak at 39 games, while S. C. State has won 12 straight at home. It appears Norfolk State (18- 4,8-2) will get the third bye for the CIAA men's tournament by virtue of their second place N. Div. finish and best record among runners-ups. Southern sweeps Southern University swept both men's and women's SWAC Indoor Track Champtionship in Fort Worth, Texas. The Southern men finished with 114 points to easily outdistance Alabama State (47). The Southern women had 128.2 points to outscore Grambling 106.3. Junior Chris Freeman of Southern scored 22 points and was named men's most outstanding track performer. Donald Driver of Alcorn State scored 28 points to earn the outstanding field performer award. Janice Nelson of Southern was named the outstanding female track athlete. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Tuskegee at UAB - 7:30p SC Slate at Coppin St - 7:30p Bowie St at Delaware St - 7:00p NC A&T at Howard - 7;30p North Florida at Savannah St ■ 7:00p Fayettevile St at Virginia St - 7:30p Livingstone at WSSU - 7;30p FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Fisk at Clark Atlanta - 8:00p Paine at St Augustine's - 7:30p SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 Jackson St at Alabama St - 7:30p Delaware St at Bowie St - 7:(X)p Howard at Coppin St - 7:30p Bethune-Cookman at FAMU - 4:30p (NTS & Sunshine Cable Net) Lynn at Ft Valley St - 8:00p Miss Valley at Grambling - 7:30p Livingstone at JC Smith - 7:30p Cheyney at Kutztown - 8:00p UAPB at LeMoyne-Owen - 7:30p Morgan Si at UMES - 7:30p Tennessee St at Morehead St - 6:45p Fisk at Morehouse - 2:00p Fayetteville St at Newberry - 3;00p NC Centra! at Norfolk St - 7:30p SC State at NC A&T - 7:30p WSSU at St Augustine's - 2:00p Shaw at Savannah St - 7:00p Alcorn St at Southern - 7:30p Prairie View at Tx Southern - 4:00p SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 UDC at St Augustine's - 2:00p MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 CIAA Women's Tournament Begins East Stroudsburg at Cheyney - 8:00p Tennessee St at Eastern Ky - 6:30p TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 McNeese St at Southern - 7:30p WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 CIAA Men's Tournament Begins MEAC Tournament Begins SIAC Tournament Begins Si s w 3 f

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