From Grambling State Sports Information:
GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University women’s basketball team will look to remain in the win column as Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M come to town for a pair of Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) games at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Grambling State (10-13 overall, 7-4 SWAC), which currently sits in fourth place behind Southern, Alabama State and Prairie View A&M, enters Saturday’s tilt with Texas Southern off a 79-63 victory over Alcorn State on Monday. GSU will be seeking season sweeps of Texas Southern, the first since the 2010-11 season, and Prairie View A&M this week.
Texas Southern (10-11, 6-4) has a week off to prepare for Grambling State. TSU has won two straight, including a 73-67 victory over Prairie View A&M on Feb. 9.
Prairie View A&M (10-10, 7-3) will visit Jackson State on Saturday before travelling to Grambling State on Monday. PVAMU has won four out of its last five games, but enters the weekend off a 73-67 loss to Texas Southern on Feb. 9.
ABOUT TEXAS SOUTHERN
> Texas Southern is averaging 60.9 points per game, while its opponents are averaging 61.1 points.
> TSU is shooting 40.1 percent from the field and 57.3 percent from the foul line.
> Niya Mitchell paces the Texas Southern offense at 13.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, followed by Marquia Turner at 12.1 points and 2.6 boards per game.
ABOUT PRAIRIE VIEW A&M
> Prairie View A&M is averaging 66.1 points per game, while its opponents are averaging 66.1 points.
> Shala Dobbins leads the Prairie View A&M offense at 15.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game, followed by Artavia Ford at 11.5 points and 4.4 boards per game.
LAST TIME OUT
> Grambling State is coming off a 79-63 win over Alcorn State on Monday
> Shakyla Hill finished two assists shy of her fourth triple double of the season with 22 points, 11 steals and eight assists against the Lady Braves
> The Lady Tigers shot 51.7 percent from the field and 63.6 percent from the charity stripe
> Shakyla Hill currently ranks fourth on the all-time GSU scoring list with 1,905 points
> Shakyla Hill needs 15 steals to break the all-time GSU and SWAC record for steals in a career. Shakeia Carter holds the record with 469 total steals
> Jazmin Boyd has posted double figures in scoring 68 times in her collegiate career
> Shakyla Hill has scored 15 or more points 68 times in her collegiate career, including 21 times this season
> Shakyla Hill has 34 career double-doubles, two triple-doubles and two quadruple-double
> Shakyla Hill ranks second nationally in steals, steals per game and free-throw attempts
> Grambling State won two games at the Puerto Rico Classic, defeating Indiana and Loyola-Marymount
> The Lady Tigers snapped Indiana’s 16-game win streak, which was the longest active winning streak
> Shakyla Hill was just two assists and two steals away from her second career quadruple double in a loss to South Dakota at the Puerto Rico Classic
> Jazmin Boyd surpassed the 1,000-point plateau on Nov. 11 against Southern Miss
> Shakyla Hill posted her second-career quadruple-double on Feb. 2 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. She became the first men’s and women’s NCAA Division I player to accomplish the feat twice in a career
> Grambling State was predicted to win the SWAC regular season champion
GRAMBLING STATE BASKETBALL HISTORY
> Grambling State won the SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship in 2018, ending a nearly 20-year drought
> Under Freddie Murray, the Lady Tigers have defeated notable Power 5 opponents Ole Miss and Indiana
> Grambling State became the first SWAC school to win a postseason game, defeating Ole Miss in the 2017 WNIT opening round
> In the past two seasons, Grambling State has played in the WNIT and the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament
Grambling State plays host to Texas Southern on Saturday and Prairie View A&M on Monday. The Lady Tigers will travel to Jackson State on Saturday, Feb. 23.