TSUSports.com: Women's Basketball Hosts Jackson State Monday Evening


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• Texas Southern women's basketball closes out its brief homestand with a contest versus Jackson State Monday evening inside the H&PE Arena.

• Third-year head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is back on the TSU sidelines for the second straight season. She led TSU to the SWAC Regular Season Championship for the first time in school history in 2012-13 in addition to a second-place finish last season. The team made it to the semifinals of the SWAC Tournament as the No. 2 seed but the season was cut short due to COVID-19.

• Head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is 72-41 all-time in the month of January and 15-3 at TSU.

• Cooper-Dyke is 8-8 all-time against Jackson State. JSU won both games against Cooper last season.

• Senior Ataiya Bridges is having a career year as she leads the SWAC with 24 ppg.

• Texas Southern women's basketball was picked to finish second in the annual Southwestern Athletic Conference poll while the duo of Niya Mitchell and Ataiya Bridges earned preseason All-SWAC honors as the league announced its annual preseason poll and all-conference teams.

• Jackson State enters with a 4-1 SWAC mark and a 5-5 overall record. Picked to win the SWAC, JSU is led by Dayzsha Rogan's 17.1 points per game and 2.6 assists while Ameshya Williams follows with 16.2 points, 11.7 rebounds and 33 blocks. Jariyah Covington ranks third in scoring with 11.3 points and 2.1 assists.

• TSU returns eight letterwinners and adds four newcomers.

Courtesy: TSU Athletics