The Texas Southern Tigers will have a chance to take ninth place March madness appearing in school history on Thursday. The Tigers will play for the 16th seed in the Eastern bracket, but they will have to take it out first Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers.
The Tigers finished in third place in SWAC, boasting a 10-3 conference score. The mountaineers, on the other hand, finished with an overall score of 12-10, making them outsiders in this match.
Fixture: Texas Southern Tigers vs. Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers – Mart Madness 2021: First Four
Date and time: Thursday, March 18, 2021, 5:10 PM ET
Venue: Parliamentary Assembly Simon Skjodt, Bloomington, Indiana
Texas Southern Tigers Review
After a five-point win in the SWAC Championship game, the Texas Southern Tigers have extended their winning streak to nine games. The Tigers had one of the biggest win margins in the history of the SWAC tournament, winning the title with an incredible 19 points.
The Texas Southern Tigers have never won a game in a national tournament, but they did win their latest play-in game of 2018. They hope to create a spell against Mount St. Louis. -seed Michigan Wolverines.
Key player – Michael Weathers
Texas Southern Tigers vocal leader Michael Weathers will repeatedly call his number against Mount St. Louis mountaineers. Mary’s.
Weathers averaged 16.5 points and 3.6 assists per game this season, providing the spark for the Tigers ’attack when they needed it.
The SWAC rookie of the year has already earned recognition for his outstanding performance, but his job is not over yet.
Michael Weathers could lead his Texas Texas Tigers to another bid for March madness and perhaps to great upset in the first round.
Predicted composition of the Texas Southern Tigers
F Joirdon Karl Nicholas, F John Walker III, F Justin Hopkins, G Jordan Gilliam, G Michael Weathers
Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers Review
Mount St. Mountaineers Mary appeared in the March Madness tournament five times, collecting an overall record of 2-4. They finished three games behind first place in the conference, but stunned Bryant Bulldogs in the NEC title match to secure an offer.
The mountaineers averaged only 63 points per game regular season but averaged 70 points per game in a conference tournament.
Mount St. Mountaineers Mary’s could build for the off-season, but will have to pass a very talented Texas Southern Tigers team to make a national tournament.
Key player – Damian Chong Qui
Mountaineers of St. Mary’s had to contend with injuries this season and lost key producer Jalena Gibbs earlier this year.
5’8 “junior Damian Chong Qui answered the bell, taking the lead in the attack on Mount St. Mary and winning the conference title.
Now Damian Chong Qui will be hoping for another outstanding performance as he tries to lead his teammates to their first appearance in the tournament since 2017.
With an average of 15.1 points and 5.6 assists per game, Chong Qui could be a handful to defend the Texas Texas Tigers.
Mount St. Mountaineers are scheduled to set up. Mary’s
F Malik Jefferson, F Mezie Offurum, F Nana Opoku, G Damian Chong Qui, G Josh Reaves
Prediction of Texas Southern vs Mount St. Mary’s
Although the mountaineers of Mount St. Mary’s prepared a lot of postseason to get to this game, on Thursday they will be somewhat overwhelmed.
The Texas Southern Tigers had an outstanding season, averaging nearly 12 points more per attack per game. The Tigers should get out the door with a quick foul and earn a trip to the March Madness tournament.
Where to watch Texas Southern vs Mount St. Mary’s
The match will be broadcast live truTV.