Terrance Harris’ sports briefs: Kelvin Sampson gives props to HBCU basketball

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UH coach Kelvin Sampson had nothing but praise for HBCU basketball, particularly Texas Southern and Prairie View and some of the SWAC schools after the way they fared in the inaugural Pac-12/SWAC Legacy Series. The Tigers and Panthers scored home wins over Arizona State and Washington State, respectively, this month. “I’m a huge HBCU fan and I want to applaud the Pac-12 for what they just did. I wish more schools would give HBCUs a chance to show people what they have and who they are. It’s getting better but it’s a long way from being where it needs to be.” Prairie View and Southern both come up short Prairie View and Texas Southern both went into the final regular-season weekend with their destinies in their hands and both football programs came out with disappointing results. All the Panthers needed was to win at Mississippi Valley State to guarantee the SWAC West title and a second straight conference championship game appearance, but they fell to the Delta Devils 27-7. Now Prairie View needs Southern to lose to Grambling State in this weekend’s Bayou Classic in order to wrap up the division title and a bid to the SWAC Championship Game....