Texas Southern played Green Bay on Tuesday night and found itself in overtime for the third time in the College Insider tournament.
The Tigers fought, but exited the CIT with a heartbreaking 87-86 OT loss in a game that mirrored their season.
Texas Southern did not go down quietly. TXSU closed out the first half cold for just under three minute, but only trailed 36-32. The Tigers made up for the four-point deficit in the second half, outscoring Green Bay 44-40. A layup from TXSU’s Jeremy Combs with seven seconds left knotted the score at 76 to take the game to overtime.
The Tigers took a one-point lead with six seconds remaining in overtime, but a jumper response with one second left on the clock gave Green Bay the 87-86 win. Tyrik Armstrong led TXSU in scoring with 23 points, followed by Jeremy Combs with 21 points.
Texas Southern’s season ends at 24-14 overall in the first post-Mike Davis season. It was a season that started with much excitement with three wins over P5 programs in Texas A&M, Baylor and Oregon. It then saw ups-and-downs in SWAC play, failing to win a conference or regular season crown for the first time in over half a decade. Its CIT run was a thrilling one that also left fans wondering what it may have been able to do in the NIT or NCAA Tournaments.