Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee State men’s basketball team
travels to Atlanta, Ga. for a trio of games, looking to capture its first
The Tigers’ first opponent of the Coaches versus Cancer
Classic will be South Alabama on Nov 19 at 3 p.m. and will continue at 6 p.m.
on the following day with a contest versus host-school Georgia State. TSU will
conclude its trip with an 11 a.m. meeting with Monmouth on Wednesday.
Tennessee State enters the classic 0-3, but having faced
three quality opponents in BYU, South Dakota State and Minnesota.
Covington has bounced back from scoring just nine points
against BYU by tallying 33 combined points in TSU’s other games. He is also
second on the team in rebounds with 19 and is averaging 6.3 per game.
Covington’s 19 rebounds are second on the team behind
Thornton’s 26. Thornton is also second on the squad, averaging 13 points per
Last time out, TSU lost to Minnesota by 29 points and shot
just 23.7 percent as a team. However, that was the Tigers’ third game in six
TSU will now have to find its first win against three teams
in three days.
Tigers will first square off against South Alabama. The Jaguars are 2-0 this
season, including a victory over Florida State on the road. The team is well
rounded and features four players that average in double-figures. South Alabama
has had the outside shooting game going so far this season, and are 15-33 (.455)
will then play host school Georgia State. The Panthers haven’t won a game this
season, but they have faced two quality foes in Duke and BYU. The squad will
rely on Devonta White, Manny Atkins and R.J. Hunter to score points, because the
rest of the players have just 32 points this year. It will be homecoming of
sorts for coach Travis Williams and his staff, as he and two other of his
coaches graduated from Georgia
State finishes off the classic with a game against Monmouth. The Hawks are 1-1 this year with a big win over Hofstra and a
big loss to Notre Dame. Andrew Nicholas is the sole player who averages more
than 10 points per game. He averages 18.5 points per game, having scored 37
through the team’s first two contests.
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