Women’s Basketball Heads To SFA Sunday Afternoon

• The Texas Southern women’s basketball team is back in action Sunday for an afternoon match-up at Stephen F. Austin at 2 p.m. on ESPN+.

• Texas Southern has faced SFA seven times in series history dating back to 1973-74 as SFA holds a 6-1 lead. SFA won four straight before TSU picked up its first win in 2010. The series resumed in 2018 with SFA winning two straight as the last meeting was in 2020.

• TSU head coach Vernette Skeete inherits a program which finished fourth in the SWAC last season and fell in the first round of the 2022 SWAC Tournament on a late putback. This year’s roster, which has been picked to finish eighth in the SWAC, is drastically different with nine newcomers and six returnees. Six of the nine newcomers are true freshmen.

Andriana Avent is TSU’s lone All-SWAC returnee as she was a scoring machine for TSU during her first season. She averaged 18.1 points in 23 games played. Avent has scored in double figures in 23 consecutive games dating back to the non-conference finale at USC on Dec. 18, 2021. Avent had nine games with 20-plus points, including four with 30-plus including a season-high 35 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Jan. 8.

• TSU will have three home games this season in preseason play. The Tigers will host Old Dominion, Rice and Tulsa inside the H&PE Arena this fall.

• TSU will face off against teams from seven conferences in 2022-23. TSU will square off against teams from the American (2), Sun Belt (1), Conference USA (2), SEC (2), WAC (2), ACC and Pac-12.

• TSU has played seven freshmen this season.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com

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