Texas Southern looks to extend streak vs MVSU

first_imgTexas Southern looks to extend streak vs MVSU Associated Press SQUAD LEADERSHIP: Mississippi Valley State’s Caleb Hunter has averaged 15 points while Torico Simmons has put up 11 points. For the Tigers, Tyrik Armstrong has averaged 14.1 points and 4.4 assists while Yahuza Rasas has put up 10.2 points and 8.4 rebounds.ACCURATE ARMSTRONG: Armstrong has connected on 45.7 percent of the 46 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 5 for 7 over the last three games. He’s also converted 82.8 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Tigers are 0-8 when they score 63 points or fewer and 12-5 when they exceed 63 points. The Delta Devils are 0-23 when allowing 73 or more points and 3-0 when holding opponents below 73.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Tigers have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Delta Devils. Mississippi Valley State has 27 assists on 78 field goals (34.6 percent) over its previous three outings while Texas Southern has assists on 32 of 80 field goals (40 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Texas Southern has attempted 23.6 free throws per game this season, the 12th-highest rate in the country. Mississippi Valley State has gotten to the line far less frequently and is averaging only 14.8 foul shots per game (ranked 276th, nationally).___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTexas Southern (12-13, 9-3) vs. Mississippi Valley State (3-23, 2-11)Harrison Complex, Itta Bena, Mississippi; Saturday, 5 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Texas Southern looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Mississippi Valley State. Texas Southern has won by an average of 12 points in its last six wins over the Delta Devils. Mississippi Valley State’s last win in the series came on Jan. 23, 2017, a 103-89 win.center_img February 20, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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Women’s lacrosse falls to Stony Brook

first_imgStony Brook started off the game strong, scoring 4 quick goals within the first five minutes of play, with assists from Stony Brook senior attacker Sara Moeller on each. In the first half, all 6 of the Seawolves’ goals were assisted. A variety of Trojans got in on the scoring during this comeback. Redshirt junior attacker Amanda Flayhan scored off of freshman midfielder Erin Bakes’ assist. USC opened the second half strong, executing perfectly on a play that ended with this season’s points leader, sophomore midfielder Kelsey Huff, scoring a quick goal right off of the first draw in the second half. With two minutes remaining in the game, Huff brought USC within one point with a shot that hit the upper right corner and shook the net. A Concialdi free position goal started yet another scoring run for USC when sophomore attacker Sophia Donovan scored her first goal of the day. Junior attacker Izzy McMahon runs past defenders against Cal March 23 at McAlister Field. Statistically, the game was even, with USC having a 14-9 advantage on the draw. The only category Stony Brook had an advantage in was 11 saves to USC’s six.   Despite opportunities down the stretch to tie the game, USC’s offense couldn’t execute. Throughout the season, especially in games against ranked teams, the offense has failed to produce consistently. Despite this momentum, Stony Brook fought back. After USC went up by 1 goal, the Seawolves responded with 4 consecutive scores. USC traveled across the country to face No. 20 Stony Brook in an out-of-conference game late in the season and fell 10-12, bringing USC to a 13-3 record just one game before the end of the regular season. In both this game and the loss to Colorado, USC’s offense struggled early placing the team in comeback mode the whole game. Senior attacker Emily Concialdi finally put the Trojans on the board with just under 18 minutes left in the first half, but Stony Brook refused to relinquish their momentum. The Seawolves scored 2 more goals to extend the first half lead to 5. USC lost the ensuing draw control, and Stony Brook called a timeout to discuss how they wanted to run the clock down. Coming out of the timeout, Stony Brook junior midfielder Ally Kennedy caught Hertford out of the goal, ran around two USC defenders and put Stony Brook back up by 2. Sophomore goalie Riley Hertford had six saves on the day. Although it was not her best statistical game, she came up big in crucial moments. Hertford ultimately made the saves and caused the turnovers needed to give her offense an opportunity to tie the game. The Trojans will have to regroup before Saturday when they host Arizona State in their last match before the Pac-12 tournament. USC’s defense seemed to have no means of stopping Stony Brook’s attack. Stony Brook looked like the better team offensively, with USC only getting one shot off before they found themselves in a 0-4 hole. This was the final score of the game as USC was unable to get another shot off. This game marked the first time USC allowed an opponent to score over 10 goals since facing Virginia Tech in early March. In the final stretch of the first half, USC methodically brought themselves back into the game. The Trojans were down 1-6 when Concialdi scored her second goal of the game off a free position. USC rattled off 5 unanswered goals in under seven minutes. last_img read more

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