• After a week off, Texas Southern is back in action Tuesday night with a match-up against Colorado of the PAC-12.
• Second-year head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke returns to the TSU sidelines for the first time since 2011-12. She spent the 2011-12 season at TSU and led them to the SWAC Regular Season Championship for the first time in school history.
• Guard Ciani Cryor is off to a sizzling start as she's averaging 16.4 points, 7 assists and 3.4 steals. She ranks 4th nationally in assists per game.
• Head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is 33-36 all-time in the month of December and 2-3 at TSU.
• Cooper-Dyke is 5-2 all-time against Colorado as all of the wins came while head coach at USC. Against CU head coach JR Payne, Cooper is 2-0 with wins against her at Colorado and Santa Clara.
•Colorado is 9-0 lifetime against the SWAC with games against Alcorn State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Grambling State, Mississippi Valley State, Prairie View A&M, Southern and TSU
• Senior forward Niya Mitchell completed the trifecta as she was named the SWAC's Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year in addition to earning first team honors. A 5-10 senior from Bay City, Texas, Mitchell averaged a double-double last season, scoring 14.4 points and 10.7 rebounds per contest. She's averaging 17.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 4.4 steals this season. She ranks third in steals per game nationally.
• TSU was picked fifth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference preseason poll after finishing the 2018-19 season in fifth.
• TSU has a revamped roster with only five letterwiners retuning while they welcome nine newcomers and two redshirts.
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