|November 23, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSUMBB||CAN|
|FG Percentage||.519 (28-54)||.352 (19-54)|
|3P FG Percentage||.429 (6-14)||.320 (8-25)|
|FT Percentage||.526 (10-19)||.480 (12-25)|
McCALL - 14
Johnson - 2
MARTIN - 1
MEKOWULU - 1
McCALL - 1
CHANEY - 1
RV – TENNESSEE STATE (4-0)
at CANISIUS (1-3)
Wednesday, Nov. 23, | 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET)
Koessler Athletic Center | Buffalo, N.Y.
OPENING TIP: The Tennessee State men's basketball team, which received a vote in the most recent Associated Press Top 25 Poll, heads to Canisius, looking for the program's first 5-0 start at the Division I level.
NATIONAL HEADLINES: Tennessee State received a vote in the AP Top 25 on Monday, Nov. 21. TSU is also ranked 20th in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25, released on Nov. 21. For the Tigers, which ranked 24th for one week a season ago, it is their third ranking in the Mid-Major Poll. The 20th ranking is also the highest for TSU in program history for the Mid-Major Poll.
LAST TIME OUT: TSU defeated Conference USA Champion MTSU on Nov. 19 by a 74-63 final score on the road. Jordan Reed (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored 23 points and Wayne Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) added 22 points and 13 rebounds in the win. TSU used a 10-0 run halfway through the second half to pull away.
EMPIRE STATE OF MIND: Redshirt senior forward Wayne Martin is from Brooklyn, N.Y. and spent two seasons at St. Francis Brooklyn to begin his college career. Tahjere McCall (Niagara) & Jordan Reed (Binghamton) also began their college careers in New York.
MILESTONE WATCH: Redshirt senior guard Jordan Reed is 19 points away from scoring 1,000 for his Division I career. Reed (981 points) has 50 points in his TSU career after scoring 931 in three seasons at Binghamton. Redshirt senior guard Tahjere McCall is 154 points away from scoring 1,000 in his D1 career. McCall (846 points) has 516 points for TSU after 330 points for Niagara in two seasons.
ABOUT CANISIUS: The Golden Griffins are 1-3 on the season, earning a win over Duquesne with losses to Kentucky, Cleveland State and UT Martin. Three Canisius players are averaging double figures in Jermaine Crumpton (17.3 ppg), Phil Valenti (14.3) and Kassius Robertson (12.5). Reggie Witherspoon, who is in his first season at Canisius, earned Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2012 which coaching at Buffalo.
UP NEXT: The Tigers will make their home debut at the Gentry Center versus Reinhardt on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m.