Tigers Travel To Florida Monday Night

• The Texas Southern Tigers continue their road swing Monday night in Gainesville, Fla. at the University of Florida for a 5 p.m. tip-off.

• TSU played six games in 15 days to begin the year and has slowed down with only one game last week and another on Monday night. TSU is is back in action next Tuesday. TSU’s travels started in Oregon, moved to California and then to the states of Washington, Colorado, North Carolina, Utah, Louisiana and now Florida.

• Head coach Johnny Jones hit a career milestone late in 2021 with his 350th career win after the SWAC Tournament semifinal win on March 12

• This marks the fourth year for TSU head coach Johnny Jones. TSU returned to the NCAA Tournament after the 2020-21 season and won its second NCAA Tournament contest in school history. Jones went 24-14 in his inaugural year as head coach with three Power 5 conference wins. TSU fell in the finals of the 2019 SWAC Tournament and advanced to the semifinals of the CIT in 2019. In 2019-20, the Tigers made it back to the semifinals of the SWAC Tournament after a third-place regular season finish but saw the season end abruptly due to COVID-19.

• TSU will keep its bags packed as the first 13 games on the schedule are on the road. TSU’s first home contest isn’t until Saturday, Jan. 8.

• TSU will face off against teams from nine conferences in 2021-22. TSU will square off against teams from the Pac-12 (2), WCC (2), Mountain West, ACC, Conference USA, SEC, WAC, American and Big 12.

• TSU will face an SEC team for the first time since 2019 (Texas A&M).

• TSU head coach Johnny Jones is 3-5 all-time against Florida and 1-2 against UF head coach Mike White as he faced him while serving as LSU’s head coach in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

• TSU was picked to finish first by the Southwestern Athletic Conference while the duo of John Walker III and Justin Hopkins both earned preseason honors. Experience won’t be an issue as four starters return along with eight letterwinners from 2020-21.                                                            

• Head coach Johnny Jones is 58-48 all-time in the month of November and 6-18 at TSU.                

Courtesy: TSUSports.com


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