The Tigers lead the SWAC in scoring, averaging 76.8 points per game. That average is 6.8 points per game higher than Saturday’s opponent, Grambling State, which ranks second in the conference in scoring.
Make those 3’s!
The Tigers have shot 33 percent or better from 3-point range in six of their seven victories this season. Their lone win when making less than a third of their long-range shots came in their 81-76 win at home over NAIA opponent Huston-Tillotson on Nov. 28.
Pass to your teammate, not the opponent
Texas is the only team in the SWAC with more assists (244) than turnovers (233), giving the Tigers a 1.05 assist-to-turnover ratio. TSU ranks second in the league in turnover margin, averaging 1.06 fewer turnovers per game than their opponents.
Comforts of (close to) home
Jalyn Patterson has averaged 16.8 points per game and shot 46.4 percent (13 of 28) in four road games in Texas. (Patterson has yet to play a home game this season.) Jeremy Combs is averaging 15.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in six Texas games. Trayvon Reed has averaged 17.8 points and 9.4 rebounds per Texas contest.
Jones stepping up in conference
John Jones has scored in double-figures five times during the season, including all three of TSU’s conference games. Jones has averaged 14.0 points per game in conference play, and shot 46 percent (12 of 26) from 3-point range against SWAC foes.