Tigers Roll into Tuscaloosa to Play Alabama
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tigers Look to Bounce Back Against Alabama

Nashville, Tenn. - After coming up short against Alabama A&M on Sunday, the Tigers will head back to the Heart of Dixie to face the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama inside the Coleman Coliseum. The game is scheduled for Wednesday, December 17th, at 7:00 p.m.

The game will be televised on the CSS Network (check local cable listings for station) and the radio broadcast will be aired on the Big Blue Network (WVOL 1470 AM - Nashville, WMRB 910 AM - Columbia, WOJG 94.7 FM - Jackson).

The Tigers (3-5) will look to continue their hot shooting behind OVC Co-Player of the Week Jerrell Houston. Houston shot 73 percent (11-of-15) from the field his last time out, scoring 25 points for a game high, including 17 second-half points. As a team, the Tigers shot nearly 50 percent in their last game. 

Houston is the Tigers second leading scorer averaging 16 points and eight rebounds per game. Gerald Robinson leads the Tigers averaging 19 points and five assists per contest.

The Crimson Tide (5-3) are coming off a 86-78 overtime loss to Texas A&M snapping a  four game win streak. Alabama is 3-2 at home and are led by senior top-scorer Ronald Steele with 13 points per game.

The last time the teams met (12/02/06), Alabama defeated the Tigers 78-60 adding to their series lead, 4-0. 

The Tigers are 1-3 on the road with two of the losses coming in the month of December. The Tigers will continue their December road trip when they face the University of Kentucky (12/22), Marshall (12/28) and Georgia Tech (12/30).