|November 18, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||FISK||TSUMBB|
|FG Percentage||.333 (18-54)||.389 (21-54)|
|3P FG Percentage||.211 (4-19)||.217 (5-23)|
|FT Percentage||.526 (10-19)||.694 (25-36)|
MARTIN - 14
DESHIELDS - 2
DESHIELDS - 1
MARTIN - 1
TENNESSEE STATE (1-1) vs. FISK (2-3)
Wednesday, Nov. 18 | 7 p.m.
Gentry Center | Nashville, Tenn.
OPENING TIP: The Tennessee State men’s basketball team will make its home debut on Wednesday night with a 7 p.m. showdown versus cross-town foe Fisk at the Gentry Center. TSU holds a 1-1 record on the season after an 86-71 win at Loyola on Nov. 13 and a 75-67 loss at Ohio on Nov. 16.
LAST TIME OUT: A double-double from Wayne Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) with 15 points and 11 rebounds was not enough to carry TSU to victory in a 75-67 loss at Ohio on Nov. 16. The Tigers led by as many 14 points in the first half and held a 10-point advantage with nine minutes to play, but Ohio stormed back for the win. Tahjere McCall (Philadelphia, Pa.) led the Tigers with 17 points on the night.
ABOUT FISK: The Bulldogs, who compete in the NAIA, enter Wednesday’s game with a 2-3 record on the season. Under the direction of Dr. Larry Glover, Fisk is led by Chris Pollard’s 13.8 points per game. Fisk, which takes on North Alabama on Nov. 17, holds wins over Blue Mountain and Cumberland.
ALL-TIME SERIES: TSU holds a 15-3 lead versus Fisk in the all-time series, which dates back to the Tigers’ first season in 1944-45. Tennessee State has won eight in a row in the series and has not lost to the Bulldogs since the 2003-04 season. Over TSU’s eight-game winning streak versus Fisk, the Tigers have won by an average of 22.8 points per game.
LAST TIME VS. FISK: Tennessee State earned a 75-60 victory over Fisk last season at the Gentry Center behind 21 points and 11 rebounds from Xavier Richards (St. Thomas, USVI). Darreon Reddick (Belleville, Ill.) also notched a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds, as did Zachary Lee (10 points, 11 rebounds) for the Tigers.
MARTIN MAKING NEWS: Redshirt junior Wayne Martin has posted back-to-back double-doubles to begin his TSU career. In the opener at Loyola on Nov. 13, Martin registered 27 points and 21 rebounds to earn Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week. Martin is the first OVC player to pick up a 20/20 game since Morehead State’s Kenneth Faried posted three such games in 2010-11. Martin followed up at Ohio on Nov. 16 with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
AT HOME: The Tigers will be playing their first of 13 home games of the season. Last year in Head Coach Dana Ford’s first season, TSU posted a 5-8 record at the Gentry Center.
UP NEXT: TSU hosts Middle Tennessee at the Gentry Center on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.