January 07, 20171st2ndFinal
UT Martin303565
Tennessee State265076
Stats at a GlanceUTMTSUMBB
FG Percentage.436 (24-55) .483 (28-58)
3P FG Percentage.346 (9-26) .318 (7-22)
FT Percentage.615 (8-13) .813 (13-16)
Offensive Rebounds1010
Defensive Rebounds2224
Total Rebounds3234
Turnovers1512
Steals78
Bench Points2529
LeadersUTMTSUMBB
PointsLEWIS - 11
SPENCER - 19
ReboundsMARTINEZ - 8
MARTIN - 9
AssistsEDWARDS - 5
McCALL - 8
StealsEDWARDS - 3
McCALL - 4
BlocksROWE - 1
LONDON - 1
MEKOWULU - 2
Tigers Set to Take on UT Martin at Home on Saturday Night
Friday, January 6, 2017
Tigers Set to Take on UT Martin at Home on Saturday Night
Photo By Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics

TENNESSEE STATE (10-5, 1-1 OVC)
vs. UT MARTIN (11-7, 1-2 OVC)
Saturday, Jan. 7  |  7:30 p.m. 
Gentry Center  |  Nashville, Tenn. 

VIDEO: OVC Digital Network - 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  |  UT MARTIN
SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter - @TSU_Tigers |  Instagram - @TSUTigers |  #BigBlueRising

OPENING TIP: Tennessee State concludes a three-game homestand with a Saturday night showdown with UT Martin at 7:30 p.m. at the Gentry Center. The men’s game will tip 30 minutes after the conclusion of the women’s game, which is set for a 5:30 p.m. start.

ABOUT UT MARTIN: The Skyhawks have racked up an Ohio Valley Conference best 11 wins this season and are 1-2 versus OVC opponents. Coming off an 83-67 loss at Belmont on Thursday, UT Martin is led by Jacolby Mobley and his 17.0 points per game.

LAST TIME OUT: The Tigers snapped a two-game slide with a 65-62 win over SEMO on Thursday. Tahjere McCall (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored a season-high 27 points and sealed the victory with a steal on SEMO’s final possession. McCall led TSU in points (27), rebounds (8) and assists (4). It’s the first time this season a TSU player has led the team in all three categories.

ALL-TIME SERIES VERSUS UT MARTIN: TSU is 32-25 versus UT Martin in a series that dates back to the 1966-67 season. UT Martin has won three in a row versus TSU with the Tigers’ last win coming on Jan. 10, 2013.

LAST SEASON VERSUS UT MARTIN: Tennessee State was handed a 72-56 loss at UT Martin in last year’s meeting. Tahjere McCall scored a team-high 16 points to go with four assists for TSU. The Tigers trailed the Skyhawks by a 33-31 margin at halftime before UT Martin outscored TSU, 39-25, in the second half.

MILESTONE WATCH: Redshirt senior guard Tahjere McCall is four points away from scoring 1,000 in his D-1 career. McCall (996 points) has 666 points for TSU after 330 points for Niagara in two seasons.

UP NEXT: TSU heads to Richmond, Ky. to take on Eastern Kentucky on Jan. 12 in an American Sports Network broadcast. 

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