NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Thursday night, the Tennessee State men’s and women’s basketball teams held “Big Blue Madness” in Kean Hall.
The Lady Tigers were introduced first in front of the 800-plus crowd and performed a dance from Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time”. The men came out next and did their best rendition of New Edition’s “If it isn’t Love” to the delight of Big Blue students and supporters.
In the dunk contest, five-foot-ten guard Jay Harris brought the house down with a two-handed slam in which he leaped over Gaither. The junior received perfect marks from the five judges that included Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson and Kendall Wright.
The Lady Tigers scrimmaged following the high-flying throw downs and the Blue squad defeated the Gray team, 22-20. Shekinah Gibson led the winning effort with six points in 12 minutes.
During the men’s contest, Jaleel Queary poured in six points as the Blue team beat the White side, 30-26.
The festivities will continue Friday at 4 p.m. when the men’s team host the “Blue and White Scrimmage” in the Gentry Center. The game will be professionally officiated using the NCAA’s new rules and regulations. Admission is free.