HOLIDAY BASKETBALL DOUBLE HEADER SET FOR FRIDAY (12/22)
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Santa Claus Coming to Gentry Center - Fans donations to Benefit Preston Taylor Boys and Girls Club The Lady Tigers and the Tigers return to the Gentry Center Friday night as the Lady Tigers are set to host Savannah State at 5:30p and the Tigers will battle Ball State at 7:30p on Friday. The Lady Tigers also play the Butler Bulldogs tonight at the Gentry Center at 7:00p. Santa Claus will be making a special stop at the Gentry Center Friday Night to catch the game and will be available for pictures during the Men's game. All children will receive free admission and adults who bring a board game or children's book benefiting the Preston Taylor Boys and Girls Club can get purchase tickets for $2.00. Call the TSU ticket office (615) 963-5907 for more information. The Lady Tigers played at Savannah State earlier this season, dropping a 79-65 decision. They will be looking to return the favor on Friday night. Last season, the Tigers traveled to Muncie Indiana to play Ball State as a part of the ESPN Bracketbuster, and beat the Cardinals 70-69 in a thrilling game. The Tigers tied the score at 69 on a dunk from Larry Turner with 2:29 on the clock and it appeared the two teams were poised for overtime as neither team converted in the final two minutes. However, Ball State was whistled for a foul with :0.7 seconds on the clock on a three-point field goal attempt from Reiley Ervin. Ervin hit the first free throw, missed the second and intentionally missed the third to escape Worthen Arena with a 70-69