• Second-year head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke returns to the TSU sidelines for the first time since 2011-12. She spent the 2011-12 season at TSU and led them to the SWAC Regular Season Championship for the first time in school history.
• Guard Ciani Cryor is off to a sizzling start as she’s averaging 13.8 points, 6.6 assists and 4 steals. She ranks 6th nationally in assists per game and 5th in steals.
• Head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is 34-38 all-time in the month of December and 3-5 at TSU.
• Cooper-Dyke is 0-1 all-time versus Tulane as she fell 67-63 to the Green Wave while serving as Prairie View A&M’s head coach. She has never faced UAB.
• Tulane is 21-6 all-time against the SWAC with games against Alabama State, Alcorn State, Grambling State, Jackson State. Mississippi Valley State, Prairie View, Southern and TSU. UAB is 54-8 versus the SWAC as they’ve played all except Prairie View A&M.
• 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 senior from Bay City, Texas, Mitchell averaged a double-double last season, scoring 14.4 points and 10.7 rebounds per contest. She’s averaging 14.6 points, 9 rebounds and 3.8 steals this season. She ranks 8th in steals per game nationally.
• 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.