November 05, 20191st2ndFinal
Alabama A&M293766
Tennessee State6442106
Stats at a GlanceAAMUMBBTSUM
FG Percentage.364 (24-66) .661 (41-62)
3P FG Percentage.320 (8-25) .500 (17-34)
FT Percentage.526 (10-19) .438 (7-16)
Offensive Rebounds137
Defensive Rebounds1835
Total Rebounds3142
Turnovers1416
Steals66
Bench Points1438
LeadersAAMUMBBTSUM
PointsTJ Parhman - 14
Cameron Alford - 14
MARSHALL - 22
ReboundsTJ Parhman - 7
HARRIS - 7
AssistsCameron Tucker - 3
LITTLEJOHN - 7
StealsCameron Tucker - 2
FREEMAN - 2
BlocksWASHINGTON - 2
EGBUTA - 2
Men's Basketball Opens its Season with Alabama A&M
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Men's Basketball Opens its Season with Alabama A&M
Photo by Sam Jordan - TSU Athletics

TENNESSEE STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL (0-0)
VS. ALABAMA A&M (0-0)
 
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 5
Time: 7 p.m. 
Location: Gentry Center – Nashville, Tenn. 
Promotion: Kids Day - 18 and under free; 18+ just $5
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Tickets: TSU Ticket Office
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OPENING TIP:  The Tennessee State men’s basketball team will host Alabama A&M on Tuesday at the Gentry Center for its 2019-20 season opener. Game time is set for 7 p.m. This kicks off year two TSU Head Coach Brian “Penny” Collins.

ABOUT THE TIGERS: TSU brings back just letterwinners from a year ago including forward Emmanuel Egbuta, who averaged 6.9 points and 4.9 rebounds, and point guard Michael Littlejohn, who averaged 9.1 points, two three-point field goals made, 1.3 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game coming off of the bench. Collins will work to blend a talented group of newcomers with the returners, including three players who redshirted in 2018-19 - Monty Johal, Jy'lan Washington and Carlos Marshall, Jr.  

ABOUT ALABAMA A&M: Alabama A&M, under the direction of second-year head coach Dylan Howard, finished the 2018-19 season 5-27, 4-14 in SWAC play. The Bulldogs bring in eight new players on the roster, including graduate transfer TJ Parham of Wisconsin-Green Bay. AAMU loses its leader Andre Kennedy, who led the team in scoring and rebounds with 12.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game and three others who led the Bulldogs in scoring.  

SERIES HISTORY: TSU leads the all-time series over the Bulldogs, 21-4. The Tigers won the first 16 matchups before falling to A&M in Huntsville, Alabama Dec. 2008. AAMU defeated TSU 66-65 in Dec. 2013. 

NEW BUT EXPERIENCED: Of the 12 Tiger newcomers, six have Division I playing experience, three with Power 5 universities. 

LOOKING UP: The average height of the Tennessee State roster increased to 6-5, with nine athletes measuring in at 6-5 and above. 

UP NEXT: TSU hits the road to take on Chattanooga, Saturday, Nov. 9 at McKenzie Arena. Tip off is set for 3:30 p.m.

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