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Texas Southern's Aaric Murray (24) goes up for a shot as Prairie View A&M's Rasi Jenkins (22) and Demondre Chapman, right, defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Texas Southern's Aaric Murray (24) goes up for a shot as Prairie View A&M's Rasi Jenkins (22) and Demondre Chapman, right, defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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