Texas Southern 64, North Carolina Central 46 / Final / NCAA

Wed, March 14, 2018 6:40 pm (ET GMT)  
Location: University of Dayton Arena • Dayton, OH [N]  
West Regional - Round 1
Tigers (64)
Eagles (46)
Tournament Seedings: North Carolina Central #16, Texas Southern #16
Score by Half: Texas Southern 36-28 - 64   North Carolina Central 26-20 - 46  
Team Rebounds: Texas Southern 3, North Carolina Central 4
Officials: Tim Nestor, Chuck Jones, Rob Kueneman
Top Performances
1Demontrae Jefferson (TXSO) 25 pts (8/18 fg), 3/7 3fg, 8 reb, 3 stl
2Raasean Davis (NCC) 19 pts (9/11 fg), 11 reb, 2 blk
3Trayvon Reed (TXSO) 10 pts (4/4 fg), 8 reb, 6 blk
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before TXSO 1128 (#132), NCC 1059 (#144)  After TXSO 1160 (#112), NCC 1027 (#119)
ELO Points Transfer: 32
AP Game Recap

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Texas Southern got its first ever NCAA Tournament win, a 64-46 rout of North Carolina Central in a First Four game on Wednesday night.

Demontrae Jefferson, a 5-foot-7 guard, scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lift No. 16 seed Texas Southern (16-19), which became the first team with a losing record to win a tournament game. The Tigers started the season 0-13 against a rough schedule and didn't win a game until Jan. 1. Now they move on face No. 1 seed Xavier on Friday.

A historically black college in Houston, Texas Southern slipped into the First Four by getting hot and winning the Southwest Athletic College Tournament.

News Articles
Ties: 2   Biggest Lead: TXSO +24   Run: TXSO 13-2 (2-15:16 to 2-11:29)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: Texas Southern, 1-0 Previous 3 Seasons: Texas Southern, 1-0 Since 2018: Texas Southern, 1-0

More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, Eff: Efficiency score, UsgRt: Usage Rate (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), PrRt: Presence Rate, PS: Performance score, O/U: Over/underperform vs. season perf score average

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

BenchPts: Bench Points, 2ndChance: Second Chance Points, InPaint: Points in the Paint, OffTO: Points Off Turnovers, Fastbreak: Fast break Points, TimePoss: Time Of Possession

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