After nearly a week off, the Tennessee State University women's basketball team will return to the Gentry Center to host Big 12 member Kansas State in non-conference action on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.
TSU vs. Kansas State will be streamed live on www.OVCDigitalNetwork.com. The radio broadcast can be heard at TSURadio.com while live stats will be available to follow at tsutigers.com.
LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
The Lady Tigers are coming off a, 59-43, road loss to South Alabama last Monday. With the loss, TSU fell to 1-1 on the season. After just two games, senior Simone Hopes has emerged as the scoring leader for the Lady Tigers with an average of 11.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Chelsea Hudson is averaging 8.5 boards per outing.
As a team, TSU is averaging 47.5 points per outing while shooting 31.9 percent from the field and 0.83 percent from beyond the arc. TSU is currently shooting only 48.6 percent from the free-throw line while committing an average of 22.0 turnovers per game.
TSU averages 39.0 rebounds, 10.5 assists and 14.0 steals per game.
Tennessee State played South Alabama tough for most of the game but suffered through a scoring drought that ultimately led to the Lady Tigers falling to the Jaguars, 59-43, on the road. Alana Morris led TSU in scoring as none of the Lady Tigers scored in double-digits. Chelsea Hudson pulled down nine rebounds while Jasmin Shuler recorded five steals in the contest.
Kansas State is off to a 2-0 start this season. The Wildcats have home wins over Idaho State (62-54) and most recently Arkansas- Pine Bluff (89-55).
Against UAPB, K-State had five players to score in double-digits led by Brittany Chambers' 15 points. Brianna Craig tallied 13 followed by Ashia Woods, Haley Texada and Ashlynn Knoll who each chipped in 10 each.
After two games, the Wildcats average 75.5 points and 36.0 rebounds per game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field. Chambers leads the team with 18.5 ppg while Texada (10.5 ppg) and Craig (10.0 ppg) round out the top three scorers for K-State. Woods is the team's leading rebounder with 8.5 caroms per outing.
vs. KANSAS STATE
Tennessee State and Kansas State will meet for only the second time in the program's history. Kansas State leads the series, 1-0. Kansas State claimed the only meeting between the two teams, 72-58, during the 1999-2000 season.
Tennessee State will remain on the road for a three-game swing in Montana. The Lady Tigers will face Idaho and Montana in the Lady Griz Classic (Nov. 30-Dec.1) before matching up with Montana State on Dec. 3. TSU will then have a nearly a two week break before hosting Cleveland State on Dec. 16 in the Gentry Center.