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Texas Southern on fire in win over Jackson State

Texas Southern snapped Jackson State’s three-game win streak on Thursday afternoon, handing it a 73-62 loss at Bartow Arena, eliminating the Tigers from the 2024 SWAC Basketball Tournament. The Tigers went into halftime with a 19-point lead. Despite being outscored 35-27 in the second half, they were able to fend off the Tigers and hold on for the win.

Jonathan Cisse led the scoring for Texas Southern with 24 points, while PJ Henry added another 19. The Tigers’ ability to knock down shots was crucial to their success. Texas Southern shot a blistering 68 percent in the first half of the game. They drew 14 personal fouls on the defense, which led to 19 points (86% shooting) from the free throw line. Efficiency metrics evaluated the offense at an average of 1.15 points scored per possession on 58% true shooting.

Coltie Young recorded 22 points and six rebounds, and SWAC Player of the Year Ken Evans contributed another 16 points to pace Jackson State. Collectively, the Tigers were inefficient on offense. They converted on just 32% of field goal attempts and 22% of three-point attempts. They were heavily challenged on field goal attempts in the paint, scoring just 26% of their total points on those shot attempts near the hoop.

  • Texas Southern outscored Jackson State in the paint 26 to 16
  • JSU’s 32% field goal percentage marked a season-low
  • Jonathan Cisse led all game players in plus-minus with a +20

Texas Southern will get a tough test in their next game, facing an Alabama A&M team that has been on a roll as of late. That one is at Bartow Arena on March 15. The Tigers will have to rebound next season under head coach Mo Williams as this was their final game of the regular season.

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Texas Southern on fire in win over Jackson State

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