|February 10, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSU||JSU|
|FG Percentage||.500 (22-44)||.340 (16-47)|
|3P FG Percentage||.353 (6-17)||.286 (6-21)|
|FT Percentage||.750 (15-20)||.563 (9-16)|
SPENCER - 15
CHAFFEE JR. - 7
HAMILTON - 2
CHAFFEE JR. - 2
CHANEY - 2
CHANEY - 1
TENNESSEE STATE (13-11, 8-5 OVC)
at JACKSONVILLE STATE (18-8, 9-4 OVC)
Saturday, Feb. 10 | 7 p.m.
Pete Mathews Coliseum | Jacksonville, Ala.
GAME NOTES: TENNESSEE STATE | JACKSONVILLE STATE
VIDEO: OVC Digital Network
RADIO: 102.1 The Ville - Greg Pogue (play-by-play) and Albert Dawson (analysis) on the call
LIVE STATS: StatBroadcast.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter - @TSU_Tigers | @TSUTigersMBB | #BigBlueRising
OPENING TIP: The Tennessee State men’s basketball team has won five games in a row heading into Saturday’s road game at Jacksonville State, which earned the Ohio Valley Conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament a year ago. In OVC games this year, TSU leads the league in scoring defense (64.9 ppg) and is second in field goal percentage defense (40.9 percent).
LAST TIME OUT: TSU made it five wins in a row - beating first-place Belmont, 64-56 on Thursday night at the Gentry Center. Christian Mekowulu led TSU with 18 points and 11 rebounds for his eighth career double-double - sixth this season. The Tigers scored the last nine points of the game and held Belmont scoreless for the final 3:53 of the second half
ABOUT JACKSONVILLE STATE: The defending Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Champion Gamecocks are 18-8 overall and 9-4 in the OVC this season. Led by Malcolm Drumwright’s 13.3 points per game, Jacksonville State is coming off an 82-65 win over Tennessee Tech on Thursday.
LAST TIME VERSUS THE GAMECOCKS: Delano Spencer scored 13 of his game-high 20 points in the second half to lead TSU to a 67-60 win over Jacksonville State on Jan. 4 at the Gentry Center. TSU forced 16 turnovers and shot 47.9 percent (23-of-48) from the floor on the night. The score was tied at 25-25 at the half before the Tigers outscored the Gamecocks by a 42-35 margin in the second half.
ALL-TIME SERIES: TSU is 18-13 in the all-time series versus JSU. Under fourth-year Head Coach Dana Ford, the Tigers are 4-3 in the series.
UP NEXT: The Tigers will return to the Gentry Center to host Morehead State on Thursday, Feb. 15.