|January 07, 2017||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UTM||TSUMBB|
|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)|
LONDON - 1
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.