Basketball

Tigers Basketball Rolls to a 75-69 Win Over Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Tigers vs UAPBHOUSTON – The won a hard fought contest over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday bringing the home crowd to their feet with their high level of intensity and a gutsy performance by guard .

Strong hit seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field as Texas Southern pulled away in the second half for a critical 75-69 victory over .

Strong did most of his damage in the second half as he scored 22 points to help the Tigers (12-14, 11-2 Southwestern) win their seventh straight game and move a notch closer to sole possession of first place in the leagues’ regular season race.

“Omar is a big part of this basketball team,” said TSU head . “He plays the game with a lot of passion and he makes everyone around him better.”

TSU scored the first six points after the intermission to take a 38-29 advantage and increased their lead to 13 points when Strong converted a three with 10:34 remaining. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12-14, 11-3) never got closer than five points the remainder of the game.

had a big double-double for the Tigers with 15 points and 14 rebounds. He brought fans at the arena to their feet with a fast break dunk that helped TSU gain added momentum. contributed 12 and tallied 11 as the Tigers got things rolling in the second half of play.

Inside the Numbers
Texas Southern tallied a total of nine points in transition. The Tigers won the battle inside the paint outscoring UAPB 33-28. TSU got 12 second chance points while getting the edge on the glass 35-31.

Up Next
Texas Southern will conclude their two-game home stand with a meeting with on Monday, February 18 at H&PE Arena. Tip-off is set for 8:00 pm. Valley enters their meeting with the Tigers after suffering an 80-77 loss at Prairie View A&M.


Omar Strong made a three-point basket for the 59th consecutive game which is the current longest active streak in the NCAA.
Fred Sturdivant tallied a double-double and ranks first in SWAC in blocked shots per game.
The Tigers had a total of four players score in double figures against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
TSU Head Coach Mike Davis needs one more win to reach the 250 career win total.
Texas Southern leads the Southwestern Athletic Conference in points scored per game.

 

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    Texas Southern Game Notes:

    • Texas Southern started 12-14 during the 2009 and 1997 seasons (since 1996).
    • The win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff extended the Texas Southern winning streak to seven games.
    • Texas Southern has won 80 percent of the time this season (8-2) when its field goal percentage has been 47.4 percent or better.
    • TSU has won 88 percent of the time this season (7-1) when opponents record 31 or fewer rebounds.
    • This season Texas Southern has won 71 percent of the time (5-2) when Lawrence Johnson-Danner has 12 points or more and 75 percent of the time (6-2) when Omar Strong has four free throws made or more.
    • The Tigers have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past nine games.
    • This is the 10th game at home this season–TSU has a 17.0 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
    • Omar Strong accounted for 33.3 percent of the team’s points.
    • Fred Sturdivant accounted for 40.0 percent of the team’s rebounds.
    • Omar Strong has led the team in scoring in 13 out of 26 games this season.
    • Fred Sturdivant has led the team in rebounding in 17 out of 26 games this season.
    • Fred Sturdivant recorded the 12th double-digit rebound game of his career.
    • Fred Sturdivant recorded a double-double. It was his ninth this season and 11th of his career.
    • Fred Sturdivant had a career high with 14 rebounds.
    • This marks the 11th 20-point game of Omar Strong’s career.
    • Omar Strong has 20 straight double-digit point games.