Tigers Match-up Against Austin Peay on ESPN2
Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tigers face the Governors in OVC action on ESPN2

Nashville, Tenn. – After clearing up a five-game drought, the Tennessee State University men's basketball team will head to Clarksville, Tenn. for OVC play against Austin Peay State (APSU) at the Dunn Center.

The game is scheduled for Saturday, February 14th, at 6:00 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2. Tiger fans can also catch live coverage on the Big Blue Sports Network (WVOL 1470 AM - Nashville, WMRB 910 AM - Columbia, WOJG 94.7 FM - Jackson).

Both teams met earlier this season inside the Gentry Center with APSU edging TSU, 91-87, leading the overall series, 25-11. The Tigers are 2-11 on the road while the Governors defend the Dunn Center with a 6-4 record.

TSU (7-17, 5-9 OVC) is coming off an 80-70 win versus Jacksonville State, Monday night in the Mathews Coliseum. The win put an end to a five game skid and tied the Tigers for seventh place in the Ohio Valley Conference with Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State.

Gerald Robinson, Jr. leads the Tigers in scoring with 17 points and four assists per game. After tallying his seventh double-double performance against Jacksonville State, Jerrell Houston is the Tigers second leading scorer with 13.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Darius Cox and Parker Smith avearge nearly 10 points apiece while Cox leads the team with 6.8 rebounds per game.

The Governors (14-10, 10-4 OVC) have won their last two games after snapping a three-game slide and are ranked third in the OVC standings. They are led in scoring by Drake Reed (21.1 ppg, 7.4 rpg) and Wes Channels (17.7 ppg).

Next, TSU will play their last away game of the season when they head to Cookesville, Tenn. to face Tennessee Tech on February 19th. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.