Texas Southern's Omar Strong is becoming a little bit of a cult figure. He only shares a name with one of the best characters from the Wire, and his moniker is the kind of thing that you know Gus Johnson would love to call.
And according to our friends over at College Basketball Talk on NBC Sports, you have to say the whole thing. There is no just calling him "Strong".
Omar Strong had another amazing night for the Tigers. Omar Strong went 8-for-16 from 3-point range, and that still wasn't enough to get past Houston. But man it was close.
Danuel House ruined what would have been another coming out party for Omar Strong. With nine-seconds remaining, House hit a 3-pointer that tied the game at 66 to force overtime.
Omar Strong hit two 3-pointers in the extra frame, but it was just enough to keep things close. The rest of the Tiger team couldn't stop a suddenly hot-shooting Houston squad, and the foul on every basket just made it worse.
It is almost unthinkable that a Mike Davis team would make mistakes like that on defense, but it is probably more that the Tigers' luck finally ran out. Omar Strong wasn't strong enough to overcome that. It won't be often that 29 points, especially in the manner he got them won't win it for Texas Southern.
Dear SWAC, Omar coming, and it is going to be very interesting.