A study conducted by the Xavier University of Louisiana Athletics revealed that Texas Southern men’s basketball program ranks No. 4 for the winningest Historically Black College and University men’s basketball programs in 2010-11 through 2019-20 seasons.
Texas Southern ranked within the top 5, having won 186 games during the 10 season time period. Within the list, TSU was highest ranking school in the Southwest Athletic Conference, or (SWAC). The TSU tigers finished out their regular 2019-2020 season with 16 wins and 16 losses, and 12 conference wins and 6 losses.
The TSU tigers beat out rival and fellow SWAC school Prairie View A&M Panthers, which ranked No. 28. Their men’s basketball program won 142 games.
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A few other Texas HBCU’s made the esteemed list, including Wiley College, which managed to rank at No. 7, with 182 wins, Texas College at No. 44, with 119 wins, Jarvis Christian at No. 62, with 91 wins and Paul Quinn at No. 72 with 70.
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According to HBCU Sports, the study compiled a list from both NCAA and NAIA statistical databases which produced 75 HBCU teams. At the top of that list, was Xavier University of Louisiana, having won 221 during that time period. Read more on the study here.
Seems a bit self-congratulatory for the school who conducted the study to rank at No. 1, but, I digress.
Many of the schools were unable to complete the remainder of the 2019-20 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CBS Sports reported that the 2020 NCAA Tournament was canceled due to growing threat of coronavirus pandemic.