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Alcorn State Vs. Texas Southern Final Score: Tigers Advance With 60-55 Win

Omar Strong finished with 18 points and Madarious Gibbs scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds as Texas Southern advanced the finals of the 2012 SWAC Tournament with a 60-55 win over Alcorn State.

The Braves would lead by as much as six in the first half, on an Anthony Nieves three pointer, but most of Friday's semifinal was a one or two possession game for the bulk of the day.Omar Strong broke a 32-32 tie for the Tigers just over two minutes into the second half, and Texas Southern kept a small but significant leaed for the rest of the game.

The winner of Thursday night's semfinal between No. 5 seed Arkansas Pine-Bluff and No. 1 overall seed Mississippi Valley State will meet the Tigers Saturday at 7 p.m. CT.

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