Saturday, March 16, 2013
Southern Cuts Down SWAC Nets
Top Seed Southern University defeated Prairie View in a low scoring affair, 45-44, and will advance to the NCAA Tournament by winning the SWAC Conference Tournament.
Derick Beltran had 13 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Jaguars, including a late steal and layup that helped Southern to victory. It is their first visit to the Big Dance since 2006.
Southern was the regular season Champion of the SWAC as well. Prairie View made it to the Title game as a 4 seed. The conference will only have one bid to the Big Dance.
Southern is no stranger to the NCAA Tournament, this will be their 8th appearance.