|December 14, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||ALST||TSUMBB|
|FG Percentage||.254 (15-59)||.472 (25-53)|
|3P FG Percentage||.143 (3-21)||.294 (5-17)|
|FT Percentage||.481 (13-27)||.591 (13-22)|
WILLIAMS - 3
TENNESSEE STATE (7-2)
vs. ALABAMA STATE (1-8)
Wednesday, Dec. 14 | 7:30 p.m.
Gentry Center | Nashville, Tenn.
VIDEO: OVCDigitalNetwork.com - John Freeman on the call
RADIO: 102.1 FM The Light - Greg Pogue (pxp) and Albert Dawson (analysis) on the call
LIVE STATS: StatBroadcast.com
GAME NOTES: TENNESSEE STATE | ALABAMA STATE
SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter - @TSU_Tigers | Instagram - @TSUTigers | #BigBlueRising
OPENING TIP: The Tennessee State men's basketball team will play its second home game of the season on Wednesday night. The Tigers will take on Alabama State at 7:30 p.m. as part of the HBCU Showdown. TSU has gone 17-11 at the Gentry Center under third-year Head Coach Dana Ford.
LAST TIME OUT: Tennessee State suffered a 67-55 overtime loss at NC State on Dec. 10 at historic Reynolds Coliseum. Wayne Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) picked up 16 points and nine rebounds, while Tahjere McCall (Philadelphia, Pa.) tallied 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals. TSU led by eight points early in the second half before NC State battled back for the overtime victory.
ABOUT ALABAMA STATE: The Hornets carry a 1-8 record into Wednesday night’s game with a 76-67 road win over Cal State Fullerton on their resume. Alabama State has faced a grueling schedule with eight games away from home including losses at TCU, Western Kentucky, Louisiana Tech and San Diego State. Rodney Simeon, who posts 12.2 points per game, is the lone Hornet averaging double figures on the year. ASU averages 62.7 points per game while giving up 78.8 points.
ALL-TIME SERIES: TSU has gone 18-9 in the all-time series versus Alabama State. The last time the two sides met was Jan. 2, 1992 when TSU fell by a 105-81 final score.
TSU COACH DANA FORD ON FACING ASU: “It’s a big game for us. They’ve got a couple of talented guys who can really put the ball in the basket. They’ve played a rigorous schedule. They’ve had to do a lot of traveling and have had to play a lot of road games. I’m sure they’re going to come in here and give us their best shot. We need to have some maturity about us and try to handle our home court. I’m looking forward to see how our guys bounce back from what many might think was a tough loss.”
UP NEXT: TSU travels to Durham, N.C. to face Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Dec. 19. The game will air live on ESPN2.