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Men's Basketball to Take on Drexel on Tuesday Night


Courtesy: Tennessee State Sports Information  
Release: 12/03/2012
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Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee State men’s basketball team will look to win its third consecutive game when the squad hosts Drexel on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

The Tigers are coming off an 83-72 victory in their first true road win of the season at Alabama A&M. It was a well-played game by the Tigers, who committed a season-low 10 turnovers.

“The first thing that I was proud of in the game against Alabama A&M was that the team limited its turnovers,” head coach Travis Williams said. “We made good decisions offensively and took good shots.”

Senior forward Robert Covington led TSU in the win with 27 points, but Kellen Thornton, Patrick Miller and Jordan Cyphers also ended up in double-figures.

Williams has received production from a handful of players all season long, and Saturday was no different, as TSU had eight players finish with at least 15 minutes against the Bulldogs.

“I tell every player on the team to always be ready, and whether they come in on offense or defense, the guys have been receptive,” Williams said.

The Tigers will need to continue to get production from everyone on the squad when they take on the Drexel Dragons, who were pegged to win the Colonial Athletic Conference before the season.

However, it has been a rough first few games for the Dragons so far this season, as they limp into the Gentry Center with a 2-5 record.

Drexel has four players who average in double-figures in points, but Damion Lee leads the team with 17.4 per contest.

Hanging onto the ball has been a problem so far for the Dragons, as the team has averaged nearly 14 turnovers per game and has only recorded 28 steals.

“We are going to have to get back quickly in transition on defense and communicate on both ends of the court. If we play smart and play together on every possession then I think we will be okay,” Williams said.

The Tigers will look to improve to 4-5 on the season with a home win over Drexel on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

 --TSU Tigers--


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