It all started last Friday night when guard Jacob Perry hit a driving layup to give Alabama A&M a 68-67 overtime win at Tulane.

On Saturday, Alabama State topped ACC contender Virginia Tech 85-82 in the Hokies home opener.


Then on Monday, longtime SWAC basketball power Southern knocked off Mississippi State 75-72 in Starkville.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff later beat Seattle on the road.

Just a week into the 2015-16 college basketball season the SWAC picked up three impressive non-conference road wins.

Overall, the SWAC is 5-9 in non-conference play.

What does this all mean, though?

With the SWAC not much, especially when this three-day uprising mirrors the run the conference embarked on last December when UAPB beat Houston, Jackson State upset in-state foe Southern Mississippi and league champion Texas Southern shocked the college basketball world defeating then No. 25 Michigan State in East Lansing.

The SWAC non-conference  winning percentage stood at .213 by the end of December.

The first 14 games signal the SWAC is showing some semblance of improvement on the surface, but the league has still plenty of non-conference games to go.

 

Kendrick Marshall
Editor for HBCU Sports, award-winning journalist, and a graduate of Jackson State University.

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