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There’s a reason that former Randolph-Clay star Dexter Ellington could only manage a small smile as he held Texas Southern’s regular-season conference title trophy two weeks ago: The Tigers, despite winning the SWAC, could not compete in their conference tourney because of multiple NCAA violations by a former coach — and thus had no shot at making the Big Dance. As a result, Ellington’s stellar career at Southern came to a bittersweet end, but it ended with a title. (Dexter Ellington/Special to The Herald)

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Former Red Devils star Ellington closes college career on top

Dexter Ellington, a former Herald Super 6er from Randolph-Clay, had a seesaw final season as a senior at Texas Southern that ended with a regular-season conference title.

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