BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The NCAA has approved the Southwestern Athletic Conference's request to change its automatic qualification policy this year for the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments.
Under the ruling announced Saturday, Grambling State, Mississippi Valley State, Southern and Arkansas-Pine Bluff — ineligible for the NCAA tournaments because of Academic Progress Rates restrictions — will be allowed to play in the conference tournaments....
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — John Jordan had 22 points as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi overwhelmed Houston Baptist 65-45 Saturday night.
A&M-Corpus Christi is now in sole possession of second place in the Southland Conference after Sam Houston State lost to Oral Roberts 80-73 Saturday night. The Islanders (15-14, 12-4) assured themselves a first-round bye in the conference tournament with this win. The tournament begins March 12.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Dwan Caldwell scored a career-high 29 points — including 15 of 15 from the line — and grabbed nine rebounds as Tennessee Tech defeated Morehead State 91-84 on Saturday night in a regular-season finale for both teams.
Dennis Ogbe had 18 points for the Golden Eagles (16-15, 9-7 Ohio Valley Conference). Jordan Johnson added 14 points and Jeremiah Samarrippas had 10.
Tennessee Tech led by as many as 11 points in the first half and...
HOUSTON (AP) — Terrence Jones had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets opened a big early lead and beat the Detroit Pistons 118-110 on Saturday night for their third win in four games.
Jones finished 10 of 15 from the floor as Houston shot 50 percent for the game, including 61 percent in the first half. Houston scored 41 points in the first quarter and finished 11 of 33 from behind the arc.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Brandon West scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting and hauled in nine rebounds to lead Jackson State to an 82-64 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.
Tied at 34 at the break, Jackson State (11-16, 7-8 Southwestern Athletic Conference) broke away in the second half, outscoring the Delta Devils 48-30 and held a 44-35 rebounding advantage overall to take the win.