Realsportsrealtalk Mid-Week Commentary: ARE THE ALCORN STATE BRAVES FOR REAL?

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As we reach the finish line of another exciting SWAC Men’s basketball season, one may ask the question..” WHERE DID THE ALCORN STATE BRAVES COME FROM ALL OF A SUDDEN?”. Well, as we began the 2016-2017 season, no one even imagined the Braves would run the table as they have done thus far. Texas Southern, Jackson State and Southern were all picked ahead of the Braves in the preseason poll. However after suffering two early losses to Texas Southern and Mississippi Valley State, the Braves have gone an a tear winning their last 12 ball games. Coach Montiez Robinson inherited much of the roster from previous head coach, Luther Riley. With a few tweaks here and there, Robinson turned a middle of the road program into the surprise of the SWAC thus far. Coming off a huge win at Southern 68-67, Alcorn faces it’s toughest challenge yet, heading into Houston to take on the SWAC defending champ Texas Southern. The Tigers have sort of dominated the regular season for the last three season winning the regular season championships on a daily basis. Coach Mike Davis has build up a proud program in the Houston area with addition from D-1 transfers plus great high school talent. 

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Alcorn State on the other hand has a season roster of guys who have bought into Robinson’s system of sharing the rock and great team defense. Reginald Johnson, Marquis Vance, and A.J. Mosley pace the Braves with 15.7, 11.2 and 10.1 scoring averages per game. The Braves balance attack goes even deeper as four other players average between 9 and 4 points a game. The Braves defense has given opposing teams havoc as they rank second in the conference in scoring defense. Alcorn State ranks first in Swac in defensive rebounding as well. 

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Heading into Thursday’s match up with the first place Tigers, the Braves are looking to make history at TSU. It’s been nearly 10 years or  so since the Braves have won a SWAC Championship and now would be the time as most Brave Nation would think. Are the Braves for real? Stay tuned……………

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