Tip off is set for 7:30PM, with television coverage on Pac-12 Networks, and radio coverage on 760AM.
That first meeting in March of 2011 was made at a high point in the program's history. TSU was making their first post-season appearance since 2003, and were in the middle of a three-year run which saw them win 39 conference games and a regular season SWAC title under then-head coach Tony Harvey. Then, shit got weird.
|Cory Higgins and the gang had little difficulty with the Tigers in '11. From: the BDC|
Into that cauldron of crap steps former Indiana Hoosiers head man Mike Davis. Not technically the "head coach," with an interim tag applied so that he can still collect a paycheck from UAB (they fired him after the '11-'12 campaign), Coach Davis has spent the last decade falling from the college basketball's pinnacle to it's basement. In 2002, he lead Indiana to the national title game before losing to Maryland. Since then, he's been forced out at Indiana for not living up to their blue-blood standards, fired from UAB despite four-consecutive 20-win seasons (the AD whined about declining ticket sales), and signed on to a scandal-ridden program in one of the nation's worst leagues.
|Coach Davis' net-cutting days may be behind him.|
Needless to say, there isn't much positive to say about the Tigers. There's still some talent on the team, but it's all relative when talking about a member of the SWAC, a league known for producing pauper king champions who almost always wind up in the play-in game. Key players are 5-9 senior guard Omar Strong (a prolific heaver of 3-point shots), and 6-7 senior forward Fred Sturdivant (a decent defender and shot blocker).
|TSU is usually a non-conferece patsy.|
CU 85 - TSU 62
GO BUFFS! BEAT THE TIGERS!