2013–14 Alabama State Hornets basketball team

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2013–14 Alabama State Hornets men's basketball
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CIT, First round
Conference Southwestern Athletic Conference
2013–14 record 19–13 (12–6 SWAC)
Head coach Lewis Jackson (9th year)
Assistant coach Anthony Sewell
Assistant coach Steve Rogers
Assistant coach Michael Curry
Home arena Dunn–Oliver Acadome
Seasons
« 2012–13 2014–15 »
2013–14 SWAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Southern* 15 3   .833     19 13   .594
Texas Southern 12 6   .667     19 15   .559
Alabama State 12 6   .667     19 13   .594
Arkansas–Pine Bluff* 11 7   .611     13 18   .419
Alabama A&M 10 8   .556     14 16   .467
Alcorn State** 9 9   .500     12 19   .387
Jackson State 7 11   .389     11 20   .355
Prairie View A&M 6 12   .333     11 23   .324
Mississippi Valley State* 5 13   .278     9 23   .281
Grambling State* 3 15   .167     5 24   .172
2014 SWAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties
**Handed a L1 APR penalty, but eligible for post-season

The 2013–14 Alabama State Hornets basketball team represented Alabama State University during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hornets, led by ninth year head coach Lewis Jackson, played their home games at the Dunn–Oliver Acadome as members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. They finished the season 19–13, 12–6 in SWAC play to finish in a tie for second place. They advanced to the semifinals of the SWAC Tournament where they lost to Texas Southern. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Sam Houston State.

Season[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Head coach Lewis Jackson released the team's complete season schedule on September 27, 2013.[1] Road games at Illinois and Bradley as part of the Global Sports Invitational, as well as participation in the Tulane Classic, highlighted the non-conference schedule. Per usual, the SWAC conference slate included one home game and one away game against each of the nine other members of the conference.

November[edit]

On November 8, the Hornets traveled to Champaign, Illinois to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini, a participant in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Jamel Waters scored 27 points, nearly half of the Hornets' total (63), but a weak defensive effort by Alabama State allowed the Illini to shoot 44% from the floor and attempt 30 free throws. The Hornets ultimately fell, 63–80.[2][3] The Hornets continued their brief road trip on the 10th when they went south to Peoria, Illinois to play Missouri Valley Conference member Bradley. Waters led the Hornets again with 14 points, but another poor defensive effort allowed the Braves to shoot 59% from the field while limiting Alabama State to just 38%, leading to an 85–59 victory for Bradley.[4][5]

The Hornets returned home to the Dunn–Oliver Acadome on November 13 to take on NAIA member Mobile. The Hornets got out to a quick lead that would never be relinquished as they dominated their lower-level foes throughout, en route to an 88–58 victory.[6][7] The Hornets' next test was a road game against in-state foe Jacksonville State on November 16. The Hornets, who made 32 of 39 free throw attempts, were led by 16 points from Waters. The win increased Alabama State's record to 2–2, while dropping the Gamecocks to 0–4.[8][9]

Alabama State returned home to the Dunn–Oliver Acadome on November 18 to take on the Cougars of Chicago State. The Cougars defeated the Hornets, 54–67, in Chicago in 2012. Alabama State hit several clutch free throws with 55 seconds left to hold off a 7–0 run by the Cougars to gain the win, 79–75, on the strength of DeMarcus Robinson's 24 points.[10][11]

December[edit]

The Hornets visited nearby Troy, Alabama, on December 7 for their rivalry match-up with Troy. While Robinson added a team-high 19 points, Troy had three 16+ point scorers and rolled to an easy 85–69 victory, revenge for the Hornets' victory in Montgomery in 2012.[12][13] Alabama State made a quick pit-stop at home on December 16 with a home date against Western Illinois before heading off to the Tulane Classic. Waters had 15 points and six assists to lead the Hornets to a 59–52 win.[14][15]

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Alabama State Hornets men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
C 0 Neal, DevonteDevonte Neal 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Ridgeway HS Memphis, TN
F 2 Page, LutherLuther Page 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Father Gabriel HS Ann Arbor, MI
G 3 Robinson, DeMarcusDeMarcus Robinson 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Snead State CC Midville, GA
F 4 Graham, BrandonBrandon Graham 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Snead State CC Hampton, VA
G/F 5 Brown, BobbyBobby Brown 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Lithia Springs HS Douglasville, GA
G 11 Davis, NickNick Davis 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr McIntosh HS McIntosh, AL
G 12 Waters, JamelJamel Waters 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Ramsay HS Birmingham, AL
F 14 Armstrong, TonyTony Armstrong 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Fr G. W. Carver HS Montgomery, AL
F 15 Burroughs, SeanSean Burroughs 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Springfield HS Springfield, OH
G/F 20 Ingram, BillyBilly Ingram 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Fr Sumter Central HS Bellamy, AL
G 21 Stewart, DeAngeloDeAngelo Stewart 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Cass Technical HS Detroit, MI
F 22 Strong, MauriceMaurice Strong 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Aiken Technical College Swainsboro, GA
G 24 Sizemore, DariusDarius Sizemore 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Mundy's Mill HS Jonesboro, GA
F 25 Scott, DariusDarius Scott 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Gillette College Atlanta, GA
G 30 LeFlore, TerranceTerrance LeFlore 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Wetumpka HS Wetumpka, AL
C 45 Ojeah, RobertRobert Ojeah 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Aiken Technical College Nigeria
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Schedule and results[edit]

Source: [1]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
10/31/2013* 6:00 pm Huntingdon Dunn–Oliver AcadomeMontgomery, AL W 94–69  654
11/5/2013* 8:00 pm Fort Valley State Dunn–Oliver Acadome • Montgomery, AL W 79–71  N/A
Non-conference games
11/8/2013* 7:00 pm at Illinois State Farm CenterChampaign, IL ESPN3 L 63–80  15,271 0–1
11/10/2013* 4:00 pm at Bradley Carver ArenaPeoria, IL L 59–85  3,820 0–2
11/13/2013* 7:00 pm Mobile Dunn–Oliver Acadome • Montgomery, AL W 88–58  N/A 1–2
11/16/2013* 7:00 pm at Jacksonville State Pete Mathews ColiseumJacksonville, AL W 84–73  986 2–2
11/18/2013* 7:00 pm Chicago State Dunn–Oliver Acadome • Montgomery, AL W 79–75  874 3–2
12/7/2013* 1:00 pm at Troy Trojan ArenaTroy, AL L 69–85  1,265 3–3
12/16/2013* 7:00 pm Western Illinois Dunn–Oliver Acadome • Montgomery, AL W 59–52  236 4–3
12/21/2013* 3:00 pm at Tulane Devlin FieldhouseNew Orleans, LA
(Tulane Classic)
L 66–84  2,001 4–4
12/22/2013* 3:00 pm vs. Milwaukee Devlin Fieldhouse • New Orleans, LA
(Tulane Classic)
L 54–67  2,111 4–5
12/28/2013* 4:00 pm Auburn–Montgomery Dunn–Oliver Acadome • Montgomery, AL W 78–51  264 5–5
12/30/2013* 7:00 pm Thomas Dunn–Oliver Acadome • Montgomery, AL W 93–68  N/A 6–5
Conference games
1/4/2014 7:30 pm at Grambling State Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly CenterGrambling, LA W 68–51  1,607 7–5 (1–0)
1/6/2014 7:30 pm at Jackson State Williams Assembly CenterJackson, MS L 68–70  286 7–6 (1–1)
1/11/2014 5:00 pm Mississippi Valley State Dunn–Oliver Acadome • Montgomery, AL W 93–62  576 8–6 (2–1)
1/13/2014 7:30 pm Arkansas–Pine Bluff Dunn–Oliver Acadome • Montgomery, AL W 77–64  N/A 9–6 (3–1)
1/18/2014 5:00 pm Alabama A&M Dunn–Oliver Acadome • Montgomery, AL W 67–58 OT 7,589 10–6 (4–1)
1/25/2014 7:30 pm at Alcorn State Davey Whitney ComplexLorman, MS W 58–54  N/A 11–6 (5–1)
1/27/2014 7:30 pm at Southern F. G. Clark CenterBaton Rouge, LA L 55–68  1,438 11–7 (5–2)
2/1/2014 5:00 pm Prairie View A&M Dunn–Oliver Acadome • Montgomery, AL W 76–63  1,046 12–7 (6–2)
2/3/2014 7:30 pm Texas Southern Dunn–Oliver Acadome • Montgomery, AL W 79–73 OT N/A 13–7 (7–2)
2/8/2014 7:30 pm at Mississippi Valley State Leflore County Civic Center • Greenwood, MS W 75–70  2,798 14–7 (8–2)
2/10/2014 7:30 pm Arkansas–Pine Bluff K. L. Johnson ComplexPine Bluff, AR L 71–76  2,116 14–8 (8–3)
2/15/2014 5:00 pm at Alabama A&M Elmore GymnasiumNormal, AL L 65–68 OT 3,510 14–9 (8–4)
2/22/2014 5:00 pm Alcorn State Dunn–Oliver Acadome • Montgomery, AL W 92–84  1,274 15–9 (9–4)
2/24/2014 7:30 pm Southern Dunn–Oliver Acadome • Montgomery, AL L 64–87  3,376 15–10 (9–5)
3/1/2014 7:30 pm at Texas Southern Health and Physical Education ArenaHouston, TX L 66–86  2,421 15–11 (9–6)
3/3/2014 7:30 pm at Prairie View A&M William Nicks BuildingPrairie View, TX W 90–87 OT 1,458 16–11 (10–6)
3/6/2014 7:30 pm Grambling State Dunn–Oliver Acadome • Montgomery, AL W 68–66  1,736 17–11 (11–6)
3/8/2014 5:00 pm Jackson State Dunn–Oliver Acadome • Montgomery, AL W 67–63  2,346 18–11 (12–6)
SWAC Tournament
03/13/2014 12:30 pm vs. Alcorn State Toyota Center • Houston, TX
(Quarterfinals)
W 64–51  N/A 19–11
03/14/2014 2:30 pm vs. Texas Southern Toyota Center • Houston, TX
(Semifinals)
L 61–73  N/A 19–12
CIT
03/18/2014* 7:00 pm at Sam Houston State Bernard Johnson ColiseumHuntsville, TX
(First round)
L 49–71  474 19–13
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Basketball Opens Season; Releases 2013-14 Schedule". BamaStateSports.com. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "ASU Falls at Illinois". BamaStateSports.com. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Illinois opens with 80-63 win over Alabama State". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Men's Basketball Falls at Bradley". BamaStateSports.com. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bradley handles Alabama State 85-59". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hornets Pick Up First Win over Mobile". BamaStateSports.com. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Alabama State powers past Mobile 88-58". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Waters, Clutch Free-Throw Shooting Lead Hornets Past Jacksonville State". BamaStateSports.com. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Alabama State beats Jacksonville State 84-73". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Clutch Free Throw Shooting Lifts ASU Past Chicago State". BamaStateSports.com. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Alabama St. holds on to beat Chicago St. 79-75". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hornets Fall To Troy 85-69". BamaStateSports.com. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Troy beats Alabama State 85-69". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Waters Leads ASU Past Western Illinois". BamaStateSports.com. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Alabama State defeats Western Illinois 59-52". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 16, 2013.