February 25, 20171st2ndFinal
Tennessee State273663
Belmont264268
Stats at a GlanceTSUMBBBEL
FG Percentage.441 (26-59) .444 (20-45)
3P FG Percentage.278 (5-18) .310 (9-29)
FT Percentage.857 (6-7) .792 (19-24)
Offensive Rebounds108
Defensive Rebounds1923
Total Rebounds2931
Turnovers1014
Steals64
Bench Points193
LeadersTSUMBBBEL
PointsMARTIN - 20
BRADDS - 22
ReboundsMARTIN - 6
EGEKEZE - 8
AssistsMcCALL - 7
LUKE - 5
StealsMARTIN - 2
EGEKEZE - 2
BlocksHAMILTON - 1
MEKOWULU - 1
REED - 1
EGEKEZE - 3
TSU Closes Regular Season at Belmont on Saturday
Friday, February 24, 2017
TSU Closes Regular Season at Belmont on Saturday
TSU Has Secured an OVC Tournament Berth - Photo Courtesy of Katherine Seghers

TENNESSEE STATE (17-11, 8-7 OVC)
at BELMONT (21-5, 14-1 OVC)
Saturday, Feb. 25  |  5 p.m. 
Curb Event Center  |  Nashville, Tenn. 

VIDEO: OVC Digital Network
RADIO:
102.1 FM The Light - Greg Pogue (pxp) and Albert Dawson (analysis) on the call
LIVE STATS: StatBroadcast.com
GAME NOTES:
TENNESSEE STATE | BELMONT
SOCIAL MEDIA:
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OPENING TIP: The Tennessee State men’s basketball team wraps up regular season action at Belmont on Saturday with a 5 p.m. tipoff at the Curb Event Center in Nashville. The Tigers have won four of their last five overall and are 10-6 in games away from the Gentry Center this season.

OVC TOURNAMENT PICTURE: The Tigers are in the eight-team field for the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. TSU can finish as high as fourth in the final standings and as low as eighth depending on results around the league.

LAST TIME OUT: In the final home game of the regular season, TSU earned a 68-66 win over EKU on Feb. 18. With the game tied at 57-57 with 1:23 left, Tahjere McCall (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored five-consecutive points for TSU. McCall finished with 20 points and set the TSU single-season steals record on the night.  The Tigers held a 36-22 rebounding edge and outscored the Colonels in the paint by a 36-14 margin.

ABOUT BELMONT: The Bruins have secured the Ohio Valley Conference regular season championship with a 14-1 league record entering Saturday. Reigning OVC player of the Year Evan Bradds leads Belmont with 20.7 points per game.

LAST TIME VERSUS BELMONT: TSU fell by a 93-76 margin to Belmont in the first meeting on Jan. 28 at the Gentry Center.  TSU was led by 22 points from Tahjere McCall (Philadelphia, Pa.) to go with 18 from Wayne Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.). Five players scored in double figures for Belmont, which shot 61.2 percent from the field on the night.

ALL-TIME SERIES VERSUS BELMONT: The Tigers are 11-16 in the all-time series versus Belmont. The Tigers and Bruins split last year’s series with both teams winning at home. TSU’s last road win against the Bruins came on Dec. 8, 1979 by a 67-65 final score with the Tigers falling in the last six trips to Belmont.

UP NEXT: TSU heads the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament schedule for March 1-4 at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.

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