Texas Southern Tigers basketball

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Texas Southern Tigers
2018–19 Texas Southern Tigers basketball team
Texas Southern University box logo.png
UniversityTexas Southern University
Head coachJohnny Jones (1st season)
LocationHouston, Texas
ArenaHealth and Physical Education Arena
(Capacity: 8,100)
ColorsMaroon and Gray[1]
NCAA Tournament appearances
1990, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Conference tournament champions
1990, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Conference regular season champions
1957, 1958, 1977, 1983, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

The Texas Southern Tigers basketball team is the basketball team that represents Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, United States. The team currently competes in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Their current head coach is Johnny Jones, who took over after Mike Davis took the Detroit Mercy head coaching job on June 5, 2018.[2][3] The Tigers play their home games at the Health and Physical Education Arena.

Notable win[edit]

The Texas Southern Tigers defeated perennial power and nationally ranked Michigan State Spartans on December 20, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Tigers won in overtime with a score of 71–64. TSU is the first HBCU to beat a team that went on to reach the Final Four that same season.[4]

Basketball rivalries[edit]

Prairie View A&M basketball rivalry[edit]

The Texas Southern-Prairie View A&M rivalry is the highest attended and most anticipated basketball series in the SWAC. In February 2015, the game at Texas Southern University had an attendance of 7,500+.[5]

Southern University basketball rivalry[edit]

Since 2008, Texas Southern and Southern have been top contenders for the SWAC Championship every year. As a result, matchups between the schools are heavily anticipated and competitive.

Home of TSU Basketball (H&PE Arena)

Postseason results[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Tigers have appeared in eight NCAA Tournaments, second most in the conference. Their combined record is 1–8.

Year Round Opponent Result
1990 First Round Georgetown L 52–70
1994 First Round Duke L 70–82
1995 First Round Arkansas L 78–79
2003 Opening Round UNC Asheville L 84–92OT
2014 First Four Cal Poly L 69–81
2015 Second Round Arizona L 72–93
2017 First Round North Carolina L 64–103
2018 First Four
First Round
North Carolina Central
W 64–46
L 83–102

NIT results[edit]

The Tigers have appeared in two National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Their combined record is 0–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2011 First Round Colorado L 74–88
2016 First Round Valparaiso L 73–84

NAIA tournament results[edit]

The Tigers have appeared in the NAIA Tournament seven times. Their combined record is 18–6. They were NAIA National Champions in 1977.

Year Round Opponent Result
1955 First Round
Second Round
Gustavus Adolphus
W 102–83
L 55–67
1956 First Round
Second Round
National Championship Game
Midwestern State
McNeese State
W 108–61
W 64–61
W 85–82
W 82–73
L 55–60
1957 First Round
Second Round
New Haven State
Ball State
Pacific Lutheran
W 67–66
W 97–72
L 72–91
1958 First Round
Second Round
National 3rd Place Game
Oklahoma Baptist
Tennessee State
Georgetown (KY)
W 79–68
W 91–61
W 98–78
L 85–101
W 121–109
1971 First Round Fairmont State L 78–79
1976 First Round
Second Round
West Florida
Fairmont State
Coppin State
W 81–59
W 82–75
L 77–88
1977 First Round
Second Round
National Championship Game
Central State
Wisconsin Parkside
East Texas State
Grand Valley State
W 89–65
W 82–80
W 87–68
W 69–62
W 71–44


  1. ^ TSU Graphic Standards (PDF). September 1, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Detroit Mercy to hire Mike Davis as head coach". CollegeBasketballTalk. 2018-06-06. Retrieved 2018-06-13.
  3. ^ Miller, Brody (June 25, 2018). "Former LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones to be Texas Southern's new coach". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans, LA. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  4. ^ TSU stuns Michigan State
  5. ^ http://tsuball.com/boxscore.aspx?path=mbball&id=1373

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