Men's Basketball

Tigers fall 79-73 at Prairie View A&M

TSU's Jeremy Combs scored 23 points and pulled in 20 rebounds to lead the Tigers (7-9), who fell to 2-1 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. also tallied a double-double for Texas Southern, scoring 10 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
John Jones scored 13 points for Texas Southern, making three out of his seven 3-point attempts.

The Panthers led by as many as 18 points in the first half, taking a 29-11 lead on a layup by Gary Blackston with 5:54 to play before halftime. TSU regrouped and finished the first half on a 19-6 run, trailing only 35-30 at halftime.

Both teams struggled at the free throw line despite many opportunities to shoot free throws. The Tigers shot 57 percent (24 of 42) from the stripe. The Panthers were not much better, making only 58 percent (21 of 36) of their free throws.
The Tigers return to action next Saturday when they host State. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.



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