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SU Jaguars win SWAC men's basketball championship, nearly upset top seed in NCAA tourney - 3/22/2013 -

The Southern University Jaguars March 16, 2013, clinched the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament men's basketball championship title and earned a trip to the NCAA tournament.

The Jaguars took home the title trophy after a thrilling 45-44 win over the Prairie View A&M Panthers in the final game of the SWAC tournament in Garland, Texas.

Coach Banks and team headed to Salt Lake City to take on top seed Gonzaga March 21 in the West Region of the NCAA tournament. The Jaguars kept pace in a near upset of the Bulldogs. The 16th-seeded Jaguars made a great showing in the 64-58 first round game.

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