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Courtesy: Chris Barber, Special to GoJagSports.com

SU host Prairie View to open SWAC play

Courtesy: Willie Scott, Media Relations Specialist
Release: 01/01/2017
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January 2, 2017 || Baton Rouge, La. || 7:30 p.m. CT

BATON ROUGE -- Southern University men's basketball opens Southwestern Athletic Conference play Monday night when they host the Panthers of Prairie View A&M in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and fans can access the live video stream and live stats on GoJagSports.com. The 2016 SWAC opener will air live on the SU Sports Radio Network on KQXL 106.5 FM with the Voice of the Jaguars Chris Powers. 

The Jaguars "Triple Threat" consists of senior forward Shawn Prudhomme, senior guard Tre'Lun Banks and junior forward Jared Sam. Prudhomme is leading the conference in scoring with 17 ppg and ranks second in three-point baskets made with 33 through the first 13 games of the season. Banks, who enters his senior season as a 3-year starter and is the reigning SWAC Tournament MVP, leads the league in assists with 5.5 apg. Sam ranks second in the conference in free throw percentage and leads the Jaguars in rebounds (100)

Last season, following a 10-day hiatus over the Christmas and New Year's holidays, a veteran laiden Southern team stumbled out of the gate, dropping their first two SWAC games at Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M before reaching .500 after home wins over Grambling and Jackson State. 

The Jaguars are coming off 64-53 loss to in-state rival Southeastern Louisiana at home and are looking to snap a two game losing streak to the Panthers. 

Southern hosts Texas Southern Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. before traveling to North Louisiana to take on Grambling State University at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Fans are urged to keep current with the Men's Basketball program by following the Jaguars on Twitter at @JaguarHoops and @southernjaguarhoops on Instagram.

For more information on Southern University Athletics log on to Gojagsports.com for the latest news, scores, and updates. Fans can also access the latest information on SU Athletics through social media by following @SoutherUsports on Twitter and Instagram or liking the Facebook page at Facebook.com/Southern Jaguars.


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