On Thursday night, Jimmy Fallon pulled out a brilliant bit for the “Tonight Show” –a pep talk for the lowest rated team in the NCAA tournament that was playing a number one rated team. In this case, the lowest rated team was Texas Southern University of Houston a No. 16 seed (alma mater of musical star Jennifer Hudson and NFL football star turned TV personality, Michael Strahan); TSU was facing number 1 seed and top-rated Xavier in Friday’s round of the NCAA tournament. TSU hung in there for a while, but eventually Xavier had a run or two that TSU did not answer and won the game, 102-83. TSU had previously won their way into the tournament by beating North Carolina Central in one of four play-in games. The TSU Tigers put up a good show and while they didn’t win, they’ve got a pep talk that will be a part of TSU sports legend for decades. Well done to both Fallon and TSU.
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