After a week off, the Tennessee State University
women's basketball team will return to action against Southeast Missouri on
Monday, Jan. 14. Tip-off for the Ohio Valley Conference match-up is slated for
7 p.m. in the Gentry Center.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (5-9, 1-2 OVC) is coming off a tough,
80-77, road loss to Tennessee Tech last Monday. TSU battled back to take the
lead after trailing by as many as 15 but couldn't hold off Tech down the
Tennessee State's three top leading scorers are
Jasmin Shuler (10.1 ppg), Kesi Hess (9.5 ppg), and Simone Hopes (8.9 ppg).
Hopes also leads the Lady Tigers in rebounding with 6.7 boards per outing.
As a team, TSU is averaging 58.3 points per
contest while shooting 36.1 percent from the field and 28.0 percent from beyond
the arc. TSU is currently shooting only 68.0 percent from the free-throw line
while committing an average of 17.9 turnovers per game.
TSU averages 35.7 rebounds, 10.2 assists and 10.0
steals per game. The Lady Tigers are under first year head coach Larry Joe
LAST TIME OUT
Tennessee State played its most complete game of
the season and came away with an 88-68 victory over Jacksonville State on the
road Saturday afternoon. Four players scored in double-digits led by Kesi Hess'
22 points. Hess knocked down six three-pointers in the contest. Destiney Gaston
came off the bench to score 18 while Jasmin Shuler added 16. Chelsea Hudson
nearly recorded a double-double with 13 points and eight rebounds. TSU shot
53.4 percent from the field and had 15 steals in the game.
ABOUT SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Southeast Missouri picked up a pair of OVC wins
last week against Austin Peay (71-57) and Murray State (70-58) before defeating
Saint Louis (59-52) in its most recent outing.
The win over SLU, improved the Redhawks to 8-8
overall and extended their win streak to three games. SEMO is currently 2-1 in
Jordan Hunter leads the team in scoring with 10.9
points per game while Bailie Roberts follows with 10.6 ppg. Patricia Mack is
the team's leading rebounder with 9.0 caroms per contest.
As a team, SEMO averages 58.8 points per game
behind a 37.9 field goal percentage. The Redhawks shoot 30.7 percent from the
three-point line and 70 percent from the charity stripe.
Southeast Missouri registers 39.6 rebounds, 12.1
assists, 6.4 steals and 2.6 blocks per game.
TSU vs. SEMO
Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech will meet for
the 57th time in the series history, with TTU leading, 46-10. Tech has won five straight over TSU. The
Golden Eagles swept the series last season by defeating the Lady Tigers 80-71
in the Eblen Center and 78-66 in the Gentry Center. TSU's last win against TTU,
was a, 65-62, win in the Eblen Center (1/12/10).
Live video of TSU vs. Southeast Missouri will be
available on OVCDigitalNetwork.com.
The Lady Tigers will travel across town to face
Belmont on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Curb Event Center before hosting
Jacksonville State on Jan. 23 in the Gentry Center.
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