The Southern Utah University men’s basketball team will travel south to Louisiana as they get ready to face off against Louisiana Tech University on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. and Texas State University on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. Both games can be streamed through ESPN+.
Louisiana Tech University enters this game with a 2-1 record on the year. Their defense has been excellent to open the season, holding teams to just 62.3 points per game. They also keep opponents to shooting 39.5% from the field and 27.7% from behind the three-point line.
Junior guard Jaylin Henderson has been a big help coming off the bench, leading the team in scoring with 17.3 points per game. Henderson has also been efficient from the field, shooting 57.1% overall and 53.8% from three.
Texas State University enters this week 2-1 on the year after coming off a victory over the University of Texas San Antonio 72-62. TSU has been very effective on the rebounds, having a +7.5 rebounding margin as a team. Junior forward Brandon Love leads the Bobcats with 8.3 rebounds per game.
Southern Utah University comes into this two-game matchup with a 1-2 record after dropping their last game to Utah State University 93-84. SUU’s offense has played well in their first three games, averaging 88 points per game while only averaging 10.7 turnovers.
Southern Utah has five different players that are averaging double-digit points. Sophomore guard Prophet Johnson leads the team in scoring with 16.3 points per game on 51.5% shooting from the field.
— As a team, Louisiana Tech University is averaging 17.7 assists per game.
— Texas State University averages 4.5 blocks per game as a team with Love leading the team with 13.
— Southern Utah University is averaging 7.7 steals per game as a team, which have led to 20.7 points per game off turnovers.
Author: Jack Paul
Photographer: Anden Garfield
Editor: Anden Garfield