TSUSports.com: Texas Southern set to face North Carolina Central in First Four

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    Feb 19, 2013
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    HOUSTON- Texas Southern, winners of the SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament for four of the past five seasons, will be dancing into Dayton, Ohio at the UD Arena to be among the First Four match ups this Wednesday, March 14 as they get set to face North Carolina Central of the MEAC with a 5:40 p.m. CT tip off time on TruTV.
    The Tigers (15-19) defeated top-seeded Arkansas-Pine Bluff 84-69 on Saturday at the Delmar Fieldhouse in Houston behind a balanced scoring attack.

    The Eagles (19-15) defeated top-seeded Hampton 71-63 on Saturday to claim their second consecutive MEAC Championship at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va.

    Matchup Preview
    Leading scorers
    Texas Southern: Demontrae Jefferson (23.4 ppg), Donte Clark (18.6 ppg), Derrick Bruce (13.9 ppg)
    N.C. Central: Raasean Davis (15.0 ppg), Pablo Rivas (11.8 ppg), Reggie Gardner Jr. (11.2 ppg)

    Leading rebounder
    Texas Southern: Trayvon Reed (8.8 rpg)
    N.C. Central: Davis (8.0 rpg)

    Leader in assists
    Texas Southern: Jefferson (4.5 apg)
    N.C. Central: Jordan Perkins (5.4 apg)

    Courtesy: TSU Athletics

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