Nashville, Tenn. - The Tigers will finish their conference swing when they travel to Richmond, Ky. for a conference match-up against Eastern Kentucky.
The Ohio Valley Conference game is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29, at the McBrayer Arena with a 6 p.m. tip-off.
The Tigers defeated the Colonels at the Gentry Center in December 2010, 62-49. Robert Covington posted a double-double, leading all scorers with a season-high, 22 points, and a game-best, 12 boards. RECAP...
TSU narrowed the series record with the win, but, EKU still holds the advantage, 25-23, winning three out of the last four meetings.
The Tigers (10-10, 7-3 OVC) are ranked second in the conference standings and will look to rebound after a, 72-65, league loss to Morehead State on Thursday. Kenny Moore registered a team high, 16 points, from 5-of-9 shooting. RECAP...
Both Moore and Covington average a team best 7.5 rebounds per game. Peters carries a 4.6 assists average per contest and OVC Freshman of the Week, Miller, leads the team in minutes with 34.7 per game.
The Tigers have been a threat from long range and lead the league with a .381 average. Some of the outside shooting can be credited to the top three-point marksmen in the league in Moore (.466), Covington (.452) and Peters (.443).
EKU (11-10, 5-5 OVC) also has four players scoring in double digits. Spencer Perrin (12.4 ppg / 5.3 rpg), Josh Daniel (10.4 ppg), Joshua Jones (10.4 ppg) and Justin Stommes (10.1 ppg) spearhead the Colonels who are a top the conference in three-pointers per game with eight. EKU also ranks second in five other categories including scoring defense giving up 61.6 per game.
The Colonels had their four-game streak broken by Austin Peay State on Thursday and are in the middle of the pack in the OVC standings.