Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Brent, JSU Tigers ready to take 'next step'

JACKSON, Mississippi-- Wayne Brent is calm and collected when talking about that proverbial “next step” for his team - reaching the NCAA Tournament. And his team appears ready to take that step.

The Tigers came within two points of beating Southern in the SWAC Championship and making the big dance a year ago. They finished 20-16, winning a first-round CIT game against Sam Houston State before losing 64-54 to Grand Canyon in the second round.

Almost all of the players that made up that team are back this year, and Brent said this week that if they can stay healthy, a little bit of determination may be all the Tigers need.

“I think the thing with us to get over the hump is being consistent and not turning the basketball over,” he said. “That, and being mentally focused each and every day, because it’s a long season and we have to be playing our basketball at the right time of year.”


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