HOUSTON (AP) - Demondre Chapman came off the bench to score 17 points and block four shots as No. 8 seed Prairie View A&M beat ninth-seeded Mississippi Valley State 79-63 in the first round of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament Tuesday night. Tre Hagood finished with 15 points, while Jules Montgomery scored 13 points for Prairie View.
HOUSTON (AP) - Terry Rose scored 22 points as No. 10 seed Grambling State upset seventh-seeded Jackson State 84-75 in the first round of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament Tuesday. Grambling State, 3-15 in conference play this season, avenged two regular-season losses to Jackson State - both by double-digits.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a six-year contract with safety Jairus Byrd, shoring up a depleted defensive backfield that lost a safety to free agency and recently released another one. Byrd's contract was announced on Tuesday night at the end of the first day of NFL free agency.
ATLANTA (AP) - For No. 1 Florida, it's nothing more than a warm-up for the bigger games to come. For struggling Kentucky, it's a chance to regain a little swagger. For everyone else, the Southeastern Conference tournament looks like the last chance to earn a spot in the NCAAs.
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