February 10, 20161st2ndFinal
Tennessee Tech352055
Tennessee State434285
Stats at a GlanceTTUTSUMBB
FG Percentage.400 (18-45) .571 (36-63)
3P FG Percentage.348 (8-23) .313 (5-16)
FT Percentage.647 (11-17) .615 (8-13)
Offensive Rebounds510
Defensive Rebounds2025
Total Rebounds2535
Turnovers198
Steals313
Bench Points1141
LeadersTTUTSUMBB
PointsROWE - 19
DESHIELDS - 15
ReboundsTHOMAS - 6
LOMAN - 10
AssistsTHOMAS - 6
MCCALL - 4
StealsTHOMAS - 1
ROWE - 1
MARTIN - 1
ROPER - 4
BlocksMCCALL - 1
LOMAN - 1
FINCHER - 1
GRIGGS-WILLIAMS - 1
Tigers Set for Rematch with Tennessee Tech
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Tigers Set for Rematch with Tennessee Tech

TENNESSEE STATE (16-7, 7-3 OVC)
vs. TENNESSEE TECH (17-7, 9-2 OVC)
Wednesday, Feb. 10 | 7:30 p.m.
Gentry Center | Nashville, Tenn. 
Student Appreciation / White Out / Academic Night

GAME NOTES: TENNESSEE STATE | TENNESSEE TECH
VIDEO (FREE): OVC Digital Network
RADIO: 102.1 FM The Light (Albert Dawson [play-by-play] and Mark Pittman [color] on the call)
LIVE STATS: Statbroadcast.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter - @TSU_Tigers | Instagram -@TSUTigers | #BigBlueRising

OPENING TIP: TSU gets another shot at Tennessee Tech on Wednesday night as the Tigers look to even the season series following an 81-79 loss to the Golden Eagles on Jan. 28 on the road. 

LAST TIME OUT: Tahjere McCall (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored 23 points and Armani Chaney (Chicago, Ill.) added a career-high 17 to carry TSU to a 77-76 home victory over Morehead State on Saturday night at the Gentry Center. The Tigers earned their first home victory over Morehead State since Jan. 11, 2012. Marcus Roper (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.) also finished in double figures with 11 points for TSU, which shot 54.5 percent (22-for-44) from the field.

ABOUT TENNESSEE TECH: Winners of four in a row, Tennessee Tech is tied atop the Ohio Valley Conference East Division with a 9-2 conference record. The Golden Eagles have gone 12-0 at home this season and are 5-7 away from the Eblen Center. Led by the league’s third leading scorer in Torrance Rowe (17.7 ppg), Tennessee Tech is averaging 80.0 points per game, which is good for third in the OVC.

LAST TIME VS. TENNESSEE TECH: The last meeting between TSU and Tennessee Tech came down to the wire in the Tigers’ 81-79 loss to the Golden Eagles on Jan. 28 in Cookeville, Tenn. TSU fell victim to two free throws from Tennessee Tech’s Torrance Rowe with 0.5 seconds left.

Keron DeShields (Baltimore, Md.) scored a career-high 37 points, and Tahjere McCall (Philadelphia, Pa.) secured his first career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. The Tigers held a 43-33 halftime edge, but Tennessee Tech outscored TSU by a 48-36 margin in the second half.

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. TENNESSEE TECH: Tennessee Tech leads the all-time series 31-30. In the last eight meetings, TSU has gone 5-3 versus the Golden Eagles.

WINNING SEASON: TSU has secured its 12th winning season since joining the NCAA Division I ranks prior to the 1977-78 season. 

CHASING 1,000: Keron DeShields (Baltimore, Md.) is closing in on 1,000 career points, currently sitting at 980 total points. DeShields scored 604 points from 2011-14 while playing at Montana and has 376 points for TSU this season.

UP NEXT: The Tigers head to Richmond, Ky. to face Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, Feb. 13. The game is set for 1 p.m. CT.

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