Former Tennessee State star Robert Covington’s star on the rise along with 76ers

by Donal Ware With 11 seconds remaining in the game between the Portland Trailblazers and the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night, 89% free throw shooter Damian Lillard stepped to the line for his second free throw after knocking down the first. He missed. The 76ers were down 92-90 at home at that point.  Ersan Ilysova

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National Player of the Week: Tahjere McCall

Tennessee State Guard Tahjere McCall 6-5, Grad., Philadelphia Pa. Averaged 23.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game in three games for the Tigers.  He scored his 1,000 career point in the Tigers victory over UT Martin on Saturday. Presented by North Carolina Mutual

National Player of the Week: Joyce Kennerson

Texas Southern Guard Joyce Kennerson 5-4, Soph., Port Arthur, Texas Averaged 24 points, three steals, four rebounds and shot in excess of 90% from the free throw line in leading the Lady Tigers to a 2-0 record last week. Presented by North Carolina Mutual

Meet Juan Dixon: Former Maryland star and UDC women’s basketball coach talks to BOXTOROW

Juan Dixon is the all-time leading scorer in University of Maryland basketball history.  He led the Terrapins to the national title in 2012. He played nine years in the NBA, first with the Washington Wizards who drafted hm 17th overall in the 2002 NBA Draft.  He spent three years as a special assistant to Maryland

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TSU picked to win, Griffin headlines All-SWAC team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Texas Southern University was picked to win the 2016-17 Southwestern Athletic Conference men’s basketball championship in a preseason poll of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. The announcement was made by the SWAC during its annual media teleconference on Wednesday, October 12. The Tigers finished 2015-16 with an overall record

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BOXTOROW Division II All-American Team

With the college basketball season officially over, BOXTOROW releases its annual Division II All-America teams. Stillman senior guard Rodnerius Lewis has been named BOXTOROW Division II Player of the Year. Lewis led the SIAC in scoring (19.7) in helping lead the Tigers to the SIAC regular season and tournament titles. Virginia State head coach Lonnie

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