|December 22, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSUMBB||MEMMBB|
|FG Percentage||.161 (10-62)||.600 (30-50)|
|3P FG Percentage||.171 (6-35)||.417 (5-12)|
|FT Percentage||.556 (15-27)||.756 (34-45)|
- 11||Jeremiah Martin
- 9||Kyvon Davenport
- 2||Antwann Jones
Alex Lomax - 5
McKNIGHT - 3
LITTLEJOHN - 3
- 1||Raynere Thornton
Isaiah Maurice - 2
Kyvon Davenport - 2
TENNESSEE STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL (3-7)
vs. MEMPHIS (6-5)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 22
Time: 2 p.m. CT
Location: FedEx Forum - Memphis, Tenn.
Notes: TSU | Memphis
Live Video: ESPN3 || Greg Gaston and John Albright on the call
Radio: 102.1 The Ville || Greg Pogue and Albert Dawson on the call
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
Social Media Updates: Twitter || #BigBlueRising
OPENING TIP: The Tennessee State men’s basketball team heads to Memphis, for a matchup between Penny Collins and Penny Hardaway, Dec. 22. TSU tips at 2 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT: Tennessee State had its lowest scoring game of the season in the 60-82 loss at Akron, Dec. 18. It also served as the first 20+ point game loss for TSU. A rough shooting night for the Tigers resulted in redshirt junior guard Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey registering the only double-digit score of the night with 11 points, adding a team-high eight rebounds. A season-high 19 turnovers allowed Akron to capitalize and score 24 points off of TSU’s turnovers.
ALL-TIME SERIES: This serves as the ninth meeting between the Tigers of Tennessee State and Memphis. In the all-time series against Memphis, TSU is 0-8.
In the last matchup between the Tigers, Memphis #21 (AP) defeated TSU 91-86, Jan. 2 2011, under former head coach John Cooper (2009-2012). Kenny Moore tied a career-high, 22 points, hitting 7-of-11 from the floor, while helping the Tigers shoot 50 percent (12-of-24) from behind the arc, nailing 5-of-6 of his own. Robert Covington followed, hitting 7-of-12 overall, to finish with 16 points. The game was tied at the half, 43-43. TSU built their largest lead, 69-61 in the second before Memphis answered with its own 87-86 lead ending the night with a missed game tying shot from TSU.
TSU and Memphis met every season from 1984-1990, before having an eleven year pause in the series.
NATIONALLY RANKED: The Tigers are ranked top 50 in the nation in two categories:
- 39 in turnovers forced
- 42 in steals per game
RETURNING HOME: Memphis-native Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey is returning home for his first game in the FedEx Forum - a place he’d grown up in. The redshirt junior transfer from Ole Miss has numerous connections to the Memphis Tigers. Head Coach Penny Hardaway coached him as a young AAU player, and Assistant Tony Madlock recruited Fitzpatrick-Dorsey while at Ole Miss. He also grew up playing with guards Tyler Harris and Alex Lomax. Assistant Coach Jerry Nichols is also a Memphis native, and head coach Penny Collins was born in Memphis, moving to Nashville when he was 11-years-old.
UP NEXT: The Tigers continue their three-game road swing at Vanderbilt, Dec. 29 at Memorial Gymnasium. Tip off on ESPN+ is at 12:30 p.m.