Women’s Basketball Heads To Colorado Tuesday Night

• The Texas Southern women’s basketball team is back in action at Colorado Tuesday night at the CU Events Center.

• Both teams will meet for the first time since 2019 and this marks the third meeting in series history which dates back to 2007.

• Fourth-year head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is back on the TSU sidelines for the third straight season. She led TSU to the SWAC Regular Season Championship for the first time in school history in 2012-13 in addition to a second-place finish in 2019-20. The team made it to the semifinals of the SWAC Tournament (before COVID-19) in 2020 and a quarterfinals appearance in 2021.

• TSU will keep its bags packed as the first 10 games on the schedule are on the road. TSU’s first home contest isn’t until Wednesday, Dec. 22 against Virginia.

• TSU will face off against teams from six conferences in 2021-22. TSU will square off against teams from the Pac-12 (4), ACC, Conference USA, SEC, American and Big 12. TSU is a de facto member of the Pac-12 this year with games at Arizona, Colorado, UCLA and USC.

• Cooper-Dyke is 5-3 all-time against Colorado as all of the wins came while head coach at USC. Against CU head coach JR Payne, Cooper is 2-1 with wins against her at Colorado and Santa Clara.

• TSU has dealt with injuries early this season as the past few games they’ve had only 10 players available to suit up.

• Colorado is 10-0 lifetime against the SWAC with games against Alcorn State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Grambling State, Mississippi Valley State, Prairie View A&M, Southern and TSU.

• TSU was picked to finish sixth while guard Ataiya Bridges was named to the 2021-22 Preseason All-SWAC Second Team. The Tigers feature a revamped roster with 12 newcomers and five letterwinners returning.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com

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