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 Omar Strong.

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

Strong did most of his damage in the second half as he scored 22 points to help the (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 team,” said TSU head coach Mike Davis. “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. Lawrence Johnson-Danner 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 Mississippi Valley State on Monday, February 18 at . 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.

Tiger Notables
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 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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One thought on “Tigers Basketball Rolls to a 75-69 Win Over Arkansas-Pine Bluff

  • Nelson

    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.

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