Tennessee State will conclude the regular season with a home-contest against Eastern Illinois on Saturday. Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.
LADY TIGER REVIEW
The Lady Tigers picked up a crucial OVC win on Thursday night, defeating Southeast Missouri in the Gentry Center.
Destiney Gaston led TSU with 14 points and four blocks while Denisha Mumford came off the bench to post a career-best 13 points. Meredith Stafford finished the game with 10 points.
OVC TOURNAMENT BOUND
With the win over SEMO, TSU clinched an OVC tournament berth.
A WIN TONIGHT WOULD
Give TSU its sixth OVC win of the season... Give TSU its third straight OVC win... Give TSU its third consecutive home win... Give TSU a season split with Eastern Illinois
TSU has a 3-5 OVC record at home this year... EIU is 5-3 in the OVC on the road this season... TSU is currently in seventh place in the league race.... The first time TSU and EIU was the league opener for both teams... Head Coach Tracee Wells was on maternity leave the first time these two teams met and was not on the sideline...
TSU BY THE NUMBERS
TSU is averaging 60.8 ppg while shooting 36.9 percent from the field and 30.1 percent from 3-point range. TSU is averaging 38.4 rebounds and 20.7 turnovers per game.
The game will be available to watch on OVCSports.tv. There will also be a live radio broadcast on WTST (tsuradio.com).
ABOUT EASTERN ILLINOIS
Eastern Illinois is in fourth place in the league with a 12-5 conference record. The Panthers are coming off a 71-66 win over Austin Peay on Thursday. Mariah King (18), Kelsey Wyss (16), and Sydney Mitchell (10) led the team in scoring against the Lady Govs.
TaKenya Nixon pulled down a team-best eight rebounds.
EIU averages 69.8 ppg while shooting 41.3 percent from the field. The Panthers are knocking down 32.6 from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free-throw line.
Tennessee State will match up with Eastern Illinois for the 34th time with the Panthers leading the series, 23-10. EIU claimed the first meeting of the season by defeating TSU, 77-58, in Lantz Arena.
MORE ON THE SERIES
TSU has dropped 11 of the last 14 meetings against EIU.... EIU has won 11 straight... The last time TSU beat EIU was a, 67-62, victory in the 2006-07 season... EIU has eliminated TSU from the OVC tournament for the past three seasons: once in the semifinals and twice in the opening round