Southern Women's Basketball Picked to Finish 1st, Jr G Alyric Scott Named Pre-Season 1st Team All SWAC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. --Defending Southwestern Athletic Conference Regular Season Champion and SWAC Tournament Champion Southern has been tabbed to finish atop the league for the 2019-20 season.

Junior guard Alyric Scott was selected to the First Team All SWAC team. The SWAC Tournament MVP is coming off a stellar sophomore season leading the Jaguars in three categories a year ago. Scott started in all 32 games averaging 9.1 points per game, 1.4 steals per game, and pulling down 6.1 rebounds per game. 

Southern will open the 2019-2020 season on November 7th on the road at Iowa State. The Jaguars will come home for two back to back games against Wiley College on November 11th at 6:00 PM and Tougaloo College on November 13th at 6:00 PM. Then Southern will hit the road for the rest of November and all of December. Playing at Wichita State, Nebraska, University of Texas, Rutgers, Fordham, Oklahoma State, and closing out non-conference play in Miami, Florida in the Miami Holiday Classic playing Washinton State and UNC Asheville. 


2019-20 SWAC Women’s Basketball Predicted Order of Finish:
1. Southern (155)
2. Jackson State (142)
3. Prairie View A&M (116)
4. Alabama State (110)
5. Texas Southern (90)
6. Grambling State (74)
7. Alabama A&M (70)
8. Mississippi Valley State (65)
9. Alcorn State (36)
10. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (34)


Preseason Player/Defensive Player of the Year
Niya Mitchell, Texas Southern


Preseason All-SWAC 1st Team
Guard – Jayla Crawford, Alabama State
Guard – Alyric Scott, Southern
Forward – Niya Mitchell, Texas Southern
Forward – Marneisha Hamer, Jackson State
Center – Elexis Evans, Alabama A&M


Preseason All-SWAC 2nd Team
Guard – Kaisah Lucky, Jackson State
Guard – Nigeria Jones, Alabama A&M
Forward – Shmya Ward, Alabama State
Forward – Ayana Emmanuel, Alabama State
Center – Jamaysha Bernard, Alcorn State


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