Eric Williams checks in from Hec Ed with a halftime report:
The Huskies took 8-2 lead early and threatened to break the game open but a couple poor decisions on offense kept Texas Southern close.
The most egregious was big man Matthew Bryan-Amaning attempting an around-the-back pass on a two-on-one fastbreak, which was quickly picked off by the Tigers and converted into a one-handed slam by Michael Drewy at the other end.
Bryan-Amaning found himself on the bench soon after, as Lorenzo Romar gave him a stern talking-to after a timeout.
Texas Southern actually tied the game at 14-all, but the Huskies went on another run and led by as many as 16 in the first half.
The Tigers remained in the game via some clutch outside shooting by Matthew Miller and Sollie Norwood. Miller had two 3-pointers in the first half, including a long-range bomb to beat the 35-second clock from the "W" near midcourt.
The Huskies have played man-to-man defense the entire first half and applied good pressure, forcing 11 turnovers. On offense, Jon Brockman is having his way inside, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds. And Quincy Pondexter continues to play aggressive but controlled. Pondexter finished with eight points. The Huskies shot 52 percent from the floor in the opening half.