Tuesday, December 17, 2002
NASHVILLE --- After a 13-day absence from game action, the Tennessee State men's basketball team will resume its schedule with a trip to renew a series with Morris Brown College in Atlanta on Wednesday night. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. (central). The Tigers have been off for fall semester final exams and will be playing for the first time since a 97-85 loss at Lipscomb on Dec. 5. In the game, the Tigers led by eight points at halftime only to see Lipscomb get hot from 3-point range to mount the comeback. ?We have had some good practices and we are looking forward to playing a game,? said Tiger head coach Nolan Richardson, III. ?It was good to have this time to work and I believe we got a lot accomplished that will help us.? Sophomore Rashaun Bowens leads the Tigers in scoring at 16.0 ppg. Josh Cooperwood is second at 14.0 ppg, followed by Garrett Richardson 12.8 ppg, and Brandon Lockridge (10.4 ppg). The Tigers will be going against a MBC team which defeated Lipscomb earlier in the season in a tournament in Florida. MBC is coming off a trip to California and lost to Alabama A&M over the weekend. Following the game in Atlanta, the Tigers will bust back to Nashville and depart early Thursday morning for El Paso, Texas and Saturday's game against UTEP. ###