Men's Basketball

Tigers put winning streak on the line at Alabama State

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Tigers of Texas Southern University will put their eight-game winning streak on the line Saturday when they visit Alabama State. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m., or approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of the women’s game between the two schools.
 
With a win, Texas Southern (16-11) could clinch a top-two finish in the Southwestern Athletic Conference standings. The Tigers currently sit in second place with an 11-3 conference record, and a win over Alabama State (11-14, 9-5 SWAC) would give TSU a season sweep.
 
Game 28
Texas Southern Tigers at Alabama State
Saturday, March 2 • 5 p.m. • Montgomery, Ala. • Dunn-Oliver AcaDome
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The Tigers are led by Jeremy Combs, who is averaging 16.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. The graduate transfer from LSU recently won his fourth consecutive Player of the Week award from the SWAC.
 
Over the course of TSU’s eight-game winning streak, Combs has averaged 23.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game while shooting 60 percent (60 of 100) from the field.
 
The Tigers also got a big boost Monday in the return of 7-foot-2 center Trayvon Reed. Reed, who averages 13.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per contest, had missed 11 games with an injury; he scored 10 points and pulled in eight rebounds in his return to the court.
 
Alabama State is led by its backcourt tandem of Reginald Gee and Jacoby Ross. Gee enters Saturday’s contest averaging 14.0 points per game, while Ross averages 13.4 points and 2.4 assists per contest.
 
Both the men’s and women’s games Saturday will be streamed live on bamastatesports.com .
 

Courtesy: TSUSports.com

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