|November 16, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSUMBB||OHIO|
|FG Percentage||.404 (21-52)||.411 (23-56)|
|3P FG Percentage||.333 (4-12)||.357 (10-28)|
|FT Percentage||.750 (21-28)||.950 (19-20)|
FINCHER - 1
TENNESSEE STATE (1-0) at OHIO (1-0)
Monday, Nov. 16 | 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT)
Convocation Center | Athens, Ohio
OPENING TIP: The Tennessee State men’s basketball team remains on the road for a Monday night game at Ohio University. TSU is coming off an 86-71 win at Loyola Maryland in the season opener on Nov. 13.
ABOUT OHIO: Under the direction of second-year Head Coach Saul Phillips, the Ohio Bobcats are off to a 1-0 start thanks to an 85-75 home win over Florida Gulf Coast on Nov. 14. Selected third in the preseason poll of the Mid-American Conference East Division, Ohio is coming off a 10-20 record a year ago. Four different players scored in double figures in the season-opening win for Ohio, including University of Houston transfer Jaaron Simmons who posted 20 points and seven assists. The Bobcats welcome back seven letterwinners to go with six newcomers on this year’s roster.
ALL-TIME SERIES: Monday will mark the first-ever meeting between Ohio and Tennessee State.
LAST TIME OUT: Junior Wayne Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) put on a dominating performance with 27 points and 21 rebounds in TSU’s 86-71 season-opening win at Loyola on Nov. 13. It was Martin’s first game with TSU after transferring from Navarro College. With the score tied at 65-65, the Tigers outscored Loyola, 21-6 in the last six minutes to pull away. Also making their TSU debuts, junior Tahjere McCall (Philadelphia, Pa.) poured in 23 points, while senior Keron DeShields (Baltimore, Md.) posted 15.
MARTIN’S CAREER DAY: For Wayne Martin, his 27 points and 21 rebounds versus Loyola were both career highs. The 21 rebounds were the most by a TSU player in the last 14 years. Former NBA player Monti Davis owns the school record for rebounds in a game with 30 versus Alabama A&M on Jan. 8, 1979.
A WIN WOULD: A win over Ohio would help TSU improve to 2-0 for the first time since the 2001-02 season. The last time TSU won back-to-back road games was Jan. 3 and 5, 2013.
UP NEXT: The Tigers will make their much-anticipated home debut on Wednesday, Nov. 18, versus Fisk. Game time at the Gentry Center is set for 7 p.m.