Women’s Basketball Heads To Texas A&M Sunday Afternoon

• The Texas Southern women’s basketball team is back in action Sunday afternoon at Texas A&M for a 2 p.m. tip-off inside Reed Arena.

• Texas Southern has faced TAMU 13 times in series history dating back to 1976 as TAMU holds a 10-3 lead. TSU last won in 1980 and has wins in 1978 and 1976.

• TSU head coach Vernette Skeete spent the 2021-22 season as a Co-Associate head coach at Texas A&M. She 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 24 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 hosted Old Dominion and will play 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. Freshman Donterria Brown is the top rebounder with 5.8 boards per game and fourth-leading scorer with 8.5 points per outing. Freshmen Micah Gray and Taniya Lawson rank 2-3 on the team in scoring with12.0 and 9.3 points, respectively.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com

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