The Lady Tiger basketball program will return to action on Thursday when they face the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech University. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. in the Eblen Center.
LADY TIGER REVIEW
The Lady Tigers went, 1-1, last week and are most recently coming off a disappointing loss to Austin Peay on the road on Saturday.
TSU fought back to within two, after trailing by 20 but couldn't complete the comeback against the Lady Govs.
Tayla Foster finished the game with 16 points to lead TSU while Meredith Stafford and Destiney Gaston added 12.
TWO-TIME FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Tayla Foster was named the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Week for the second straight week on Monday.
TSU has a 1-6 OVC record on the road this year... TTU is 6-0 in the OVC at home this season... TSU is tied for 8th place in the league... TTU is ranked first in the league
TSU BY THE NUMBERS
TSU is averaging 60.9 ppg while shooting 37.2 percent from the field and 30.3 percent from 3-point range. TSU is averaging 38.0 rebounds and 21.1 turnovers per game.
LAST TIME OUT
Despite chopping a 20-point second half deficit down to two points, TSU could not close the deal in a tough, 74-66, road loss to Austin Peay. CLICK HERE to read full story
ABOUT TENNESSEE TECH
League leading Tennessee Tech had won 10 straight contests until falling to UT Martin on the road this past Saturday. The Golden Eagles are 19-5 overall with a conference mark of 13-2.
Tacarra Hayes leads a balanced scoring attack with an average of 15.4 points per game. Hayes was held to only seven points in TTU's loss to UTM.
Tennessee Tech is averaging 67.7 points per game while shooting 40.6 percent from the field, including 30.0 percent from beyond the arc.
Tennessee State will face Tennessee Tech for the 43rd time in the long series history. The Golden Eagles have a commanding, 43-10, lead over the Lady Tigers. Earlier this season, TTU picked up a win over TSU in the Gentry Center. Last season the two teams split the season series with each team winning on the opponent's home court.
The Lady Tigers will continue their road swing with a contest at Jacksonville State on Saturday.