|November 12, 2019||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||TSUM|
|FG Percentage||.500 (27-54)||.542 (32-59)|
|3P FG Percentage||.350 (7-20)||.364 (8-22)|
|FT Percentage||.708 (17-24)||.538 (7-13)|
MARSHALL - 1
LITTLEJOHN - 1
TENNESSEE STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL (1-1, 0-0 OVC)
vs LIPSCOMB (1-1, 0-0 ASUN)
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 12
Time: 7 p.m. CT
Location: Gentry Center - Nashville, Tenn.
Promotion: Black Excellence Night
Live Video: ESPN+ | CJ Eke on the call
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Social Media Updates: Twitter || #BigBlueRising
OPENING TIP: The Tennessee State men’s basketball team returns to the Gentry Center for a Tuesday night matchup with the Lipscomb Bisons. Tip is set for 7 p.m.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT: The Lipscomb Bisons are 1-1 on the season after defeating Rhodes in its season opener, 104-55, but falling to MTSU at home, 73-70. The team, under new head coach Lennie Acuff, from University of Alabama Huntsville, has six freshman on staff, one redshirt-freshman. Three Bisons' average double-digit scoring, while Ahsan Asadullah has averaged a double-double, 15 points, 12.5 rebounds through two games.
ALL-TIME SERIES: This marks the 10th matchup between the Tigers and the Bisons. Last season, TSU played on the LU court, falling to the future NIT runner-up, 86-79. Big Blue is on a two-game losing streak versus Lipscomb. The last time Tennessee State defeated Lipscomb was in Allen Arena in Dec. 2016, 72-71. Brian Collins is 1-0 against the Bisons, but 0-0 against Acuff.
LAST TIME OUT: A 13-point lead in the first half was overtaken by efficient second-period Chattanooga shooting as the Tennessee State men’s basketball team dropped its first road contest to the Mocs Saturday evening in McKenzie Arena.
The Tigers outplayed the home team during the first half, shooting 46 percent from the field, pulling down 22 rebounds and dishing out four assists, TSU’s lead at the half was thanks to TSU sharing the ball, and playing hard defense.
Chattanooga returned from the half, down 29-25. David Jean-Baptiste, the Mocs’ leading scorer proved why he earned the title, putting up eight points in the second period alone, including a three with 31 seconds on the clock that would prove detrimental to the Tigers’ chance of its first road win.
Carlos Marshall Jr. was fouled while pulling up for a three-point shot with one second left in the game. No shot and a three-point deficit caused the TSU bench to call a timeout to craft a game plan. Marshall made the first free-throw, bounced the second off the backboard in hopes of TSU rebounding and laying it in to tie, however the Mocs grabbed the rebound to end the night.
NATIONALLY RANKED: The Tigers are ranked in the top 100 in the following categories:
- 14 in field-goal percentage
- 26 in total three-point field goals made
- 30 in three-point field goals per game
- 33 in defensive rebounds per game
- 33 in total blocks
- 37 in three-point field goal percentage
- 43 in blocked shots per game
- 65 in assists per game
- 66 in total assists
- 72 in field-goal percentage defense
- 81 in scoring margin
- 90 in three-point field goal attempts
- 99 in scoring offense
UP NEXT: Big Blue returns to the Gentry Center Monday, Nov. 18 for the Battle of Jefferson Street versus Fisk. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m.