Women's Basketball

Women’s Basketball Heads To Prairie View A&M Saturday Afternoon

• Texas Southern concludes a three-game road trip in the SWAC Saturday, Feb. 8, against Prairie View A&M at 3 p.m. inside the William Nicks Building. 

• 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, 6.8 assists and 3.95 steals. She ranks third nationally in assists and in steals per game. 

• Head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is 58-36 all-time in the month of February and 9-1 at TSU. • Cooper-Dyke is 3-1 all-time against Prairie View A&M. She last faced the Panthers on Jan. 11, when TSU won 88-65 at H&PE Arena. 

• Prairie View was picked third in the SWAC Preseason poll. Bernesha Peters leads the team in scoring with 10.4 points per game and Ke’Asia Williams leads the team in rebounding with 5.9 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 (15.5/11.9) and ranks 4th nationally in rebounding and 16th in steals. She has eleven double-doubles this season.

• 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 as of Feb. 6 is 102 and is 59 points higher than the next closest team in the SWAC. TSU has the sixth-highest RPI in the state of Texas.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com

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