The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will continue its season-opening road stretch on Friday when the Lady Tigers face the Trojans of Troy University. Game time is slated for 12 noon in Trojan Arena.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State dropped its first two contests of the season falling to Big 12 Kansas State and Kennesaw State on the road. In the Lady Tiger’s most recent loss to KSU, redshirt junior Chelsea Hudson recorded 36 points and 10 rebounds.
After two games, TSU is averaging 60.5 points per game while shooting 32.8 percent from the field. Hudson (26.0 ppg) and Rachel Allen (8.0 ppg) are the team’s leading scorers.
The Lady Tigers, under second year head coach Larry Joe Inman, returned four letterwinners from last year’s squad and added eight newcomers, including seven freshmen, to the roster.
TSU finished last season with an overall record of 13-15 and a 9-7 conference mark. In an Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll that was released in October, TSU was predicted to finish fifth in the East Division standings.
LAST TIME OUT
Tennessee State dropped a heartbreaker to Kennesaw State on the road. In a battle that came down to two last second free-throws, TSU fell to KSU, 70-68. Chelsea Hudson recorded her fourth career double-double with a game-high 36 points and 10 rebounds. Rachel Allen had 10 points and six steals in the game.
TSU shot 40 percent from the field but only managed to connect, 2-of-15 from long range.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Troy (2-0) has won its first two contests of the season most recently defeating Florida A&M, 100-88. The Trojans used a 20-4 run to put away the Rattlers.
In the win, five players scored in double-digits led by Beverly-Kelly’s 23. Joanna Harden (20), Brooke Bowie (16), Dominique Ross 14) and Kourtney Coleman (13) also posted double-figures in the rout.
Following two contests, Troy is averaging 88.5 points per game behind a 41.7 field goal percentage. The Trojans are 18-of-45 (.400) from three-point range.
Troy averages 47.0 rebounds, 16.0 assists, 22.5 turnovers and 9.0 steals per outing.
TSU vs. KENNESAW STATE
Tennessee State and Troy will meet for the first time in the two programs’ history.
Live audio and live stats will be available for the TSU vs. Troy game for free. There will also be an online video stream of the game (subscription required). Links the live stats, audio and video can be found on tsutigers.com under the women’s basketball schedule.
Tennessee State will wrap up its road slate with a contest at Florida A&M on Sunday, Nov. 17. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET at the Al Lawson Center.