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Quarterfinal-bound: Tigers take down UTRGV in CollegeInsider.com Tournament

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94

Texas Southern
23-13

UTRGV Logo

85

UTRGV
20-17

Score By Periods
Team12Total
Texas Southern36 58 94
UTRGV41 44 85

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EDINBURG, Texas – The end of March is approaching and the Tigers of Texas Southern University are still playing basketball.
 
The Tigers advanced to the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament after defeating Texas–Rio Grande Valley 94-85 on Monday. Jeremy Combs scored 27 points and pulled in 17 rebounds to lead five Tigers scoring in double-figures.
 
The CIT re-seeds teams after each round; Texas Southern’s next opponent has yet to be determined. TSUSports.com will have updates as they become available.
 
The Tigers used a 14-2 run between the 7:26 and 4:27 marks of the second half to take control of what had been a back-and-forth game. A pair of 3-pointers from Tyrik Armstrong and Jalyn Patterson 10 seconds apart capped the run to give the Tigers an 82-73 lead.
 
Armstrong scored 16 points and handed out seven assists for the Tigers, while Patterson chipped in 10 points. John Jones came off the TSU bench to score 12 points, while Devocio Butler added 11 points for TSU.
 
The Tigers trailed 41-36 going into halftime, but scored 58 points in the second half. TSU shot 73 percent (24 of 33) from the floor after halftime, and made five out of their seven 3-point attempts in the second half (71.43 percent).
 
With the win, the Tigers won their sixth consecutive true road game. It was also TSU’s 12th road win of the season.
 
 


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