Texas Southern edges Southern, wins SWAC tourney

HOUSTON (AP) — Deverell Biggs stepped in after Malcolm Riley was injured on a flagrant foul and made two free throws with 27 seconds left, Madarious Gibbs added another and Texas Southern beat Southern 62-58 on Saturday in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game.

Riley was unable to shoot about being fouled by Trelun Banks, who was ejected.

Riley led the Tigers with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman forward Jared Sam had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Jaguars.

Texas Southern (22-12) had already clinched its bid to the NCAA Tournament with a 90-77 win over Prairie View A&M in Friday’s semifinal game, because Southern (18-17) was ineligible for the NCAAs for failing to meet APR requirements.

Tre Lynch missed a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds to go that would have given Southern the lead.