Women's Basketball

Women’s Basketball Closes Out Regular Season At Alcorn State

• Texas Southern finishes the regular season with a road game against Alcorn State Saturday at 3 p.m. inside the Davey L. Whitney Complex.

• Second-year head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke returns to the TSU sidelines for the first time since 2012-13. She spent the 2012-13 season at TSU and led them to the SWAC Regular Season Championship for the first time in school history.

• Guard Ciani Cryor is averaging 17.7 points, 6.48 assists and 3.85 steals. Nationally, she ranks fourth in assists and fourth in steals per game. 

• Head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is 34-27 all-time in the month of March and 3-3 at TSU. 

• Cooper-Dyke is 8-7 all-time against Alcorn State. She last faced Alcorn State two months ago, Jan. 6, when Texas Southern won 105-70 at TSU. 

• Alcorn State was picked ninth in the SWAC Preseason poll but is battling to finish fifth. LaRae Rascoe averages 11.1 points to lead the Lady Braves. Jada Hargrove is second averaging 9.5 points per game. Diamond Hall leads the team in rebounding with 5.1 rebounds per game. 

• TSU Senior forward Niya Mitchell completed the trifecta as she was named the SWAC’s Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year in addition to earning first team honors. A 5-10 graduate student from Bay City, Texas, Mitchell is averaging a double-double (16.1/11.4) and ranks 10th nationally in rebounding (12th in offensive rebounding). She has fifteen double-doubles this season. Mitchell is tied for 19th, nationally, in steals. 

• TSU was picked fifth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference preseason poll after finishing the 2018-19 season in fifth. TSU has a revamped roster with only five letterwiners retuning while they welcome nine newcomers and two redshirts. 

• TSU’s RPI through games played March 4 is a SWAC-leading 137.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com


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