HOUSTON, TEXAS –The Texas Southern University Tigers claimed their seventh consecutive win Saturday with a 94-74 win over Arkansas–Pine Bluff at the Health and Physical Education Arena.
Jeremy Combs was completely sensational offensively, scoring 27 points and pulling in 11 rebounds to lead the Tigers (15-11), who improved to 10-3 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.
TSU’s Jalyn Patterson contributed off the bench scoring 19 points for the Tigers; while shooting 5-of-9 from 3-point range. Eden Ewing added 11 points and seven rebounds for Texas Southern.
Justin Hopkins chipped in nine points and eight rebounds for Texas Southern.
The Tigers shot 52 percent (31 of 60) from the field in the game and was 8-of-19 (42.1 percent) from 3-point range while limiting Arkansas–Pine Bluff to 18 percent shooting (3 of 17) from 3-point range during the game.
Martaveous McKnight scored 23 points to lead Arkansas–Pine Bluff (11-16, 8-6 SWAC). McKnight has been the Golden Lion’s leading scorer throughout the 2018-2019 campaign with 21.8 ppg.
The Tigers led from start to finish in Saturday’s game. Making the game non-competitive from the early tip-off, It appeared as if the Tigers were going to run away with the game, as TSU used a 16-1 run over more than five minutes in the first half to take a 29-7 lead with 9:16 left to play in the period.
Pine Bluff would continue to chip away at the lead throughout the game. Cutting the lead down to just ten and eventually a one-possession game when the Golden Lions cut the lead to 54-52 with 9:08 remaining in the second half.
The Tigers went on a 9-0 run between the 5:20 and 3:28 marks of the second half put TSU ahead 86-66 and gave the home team a more than comfortable margin to close out an outstanding victory.
The Tigers return to action Monday when they host Mississippi Valley State. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. To stay up to date on all things Texas Southern University and more, be sure to subscribe to You Can Argue That Sports and receive notifications of new posts and podcasts by email.