TSUSports.com: Lady Tigers look to rebound against Southern

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BATON ROUGE, La. – The Lady Tigers of Texas Southern University will aim to rebound from a loss in their Southwestern Athletic Conference opener when they visit Southern on Monday.
Game 13
Texas Southern Tigers at Southern
Monday, Jan. 7 • 5:30 p.m. • Baton Rouge, La. • F.G. Clark Activity Center
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Game Notes:

Field goal leaders
TSU's roster includes the SWAC's field-goal percentage and 3-point shooting leaders. Niya Mitchell leads the conference with a 57.9 field-goal percentage (62 of 107). Meanwhile, Marquia Turner is the league's best 3-point shooter, having drained 46.7 percent (35 of 75) of her long-range shots.

Put the ball in the basket
The Lady Tigers rank second in the SWAC in field-goal percentage, having made 40 percent (270 of 675) of their field-goal attempts. TSU is one of only two teams (along with Jackson State) shooting 40 percent or better from the floor.

Critical first halves
The Lady Tigers were either leading or tied at halftime in all four of their wins this season. Meanwhile, they are 0-8 in games in which they trailed at halftime.

Lady Tigers hitting from long range
Texas Southern leads the SWAC in 3-point shooting, as the Lady Tigers have drained 33.2 percent (71 of 214) of their long-range shots. Their 3-point percentage also ranked 62nd nationally entering the weekend.

Turner leads the way
Marquia Turner has averaged 16.4 points per game over her last five contests against NCAA Division I opponents. The graduate transfer from Xavier has shot 43.1 percent (28 of 65) of her shots during those games; she has also averaged 2.4 assists and 2.0 steals during those five games.

Keep that score low
In all four of TSU's wins this season, the Lady Tigers have held their opponents under 60 points. The Lady Tigers are 0-6 this season when their opponent tops 60 points in a single game. TSU is also 0-8 in games in which its opponent shoots 40 percent or better from the floor.

Lane protecting the lane
Isis Lane leads Texas Southern and ranks fifth in the conference with 1.1 blocked shots per game.

Get that ball!
The Lady Tigers have two players who rank among the top 11 players in steals in the SWAC. Marquia Turner's 1.9 steals per game ranks seventh in the conference, while Niya Mitchell ranks 11th with 1.7 steals per contest.

Lady Tigers vs. Southern
Texas Southern is 5-5 in its last 10 games against Southern dating back to 2014; the Lady Tigers have won three of their last four meetings with Southern, as well as their last two matchups in Baton Rouge.

Courtesy: TSU Athletics
 
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