|November 18, 2019||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||FISK||TSUM|
|FG Percentage||.370 (20-54)||.521 (38-73)|
|3P FG Percentage||.111 (2-18)||.241 (7-29)|
|FT Percentage||.767 (23-30)||.842 (16-19)|
EGBUTA - 15
DUKES - 4
MILLER - 4
LITTLEJOHN - 2
HARRIS - 2
JOHNSON - 1
WASHINGTON - 1
TENNESSEE STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL (2-1, 0-0 OVC)
vs FISK (2-6, 0-0 AAI - NAIA)
Date: Monday, Nov. 18
Time: 7:30 p.m. CT
Location: Gentry Center - Nashville, Tenn.
Promotion: Battle of Jefferson Street
Live Video: ESPN+ | CJ Eke on the call
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
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OPENING TIP: The Tennessee State men’s basketball team returns to the Gentry Center for the Battle of Jefferson Street versus Fisk, Monday, Nov. 18. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT: The Fisk Bulldogs are 2-6 on the season after suffering a two-point loss at Claflin University Saturday evening, 60-58. The Bulldogs have four averaging double digits, led by Addison Miller with 17.4 points, 8.9 rebounds per game. Kenny Anderson, NBA great and the uncle of guard Jon Brown is in his second year at the helm of the Bulldogs.
ALL-TIME SERIES: This marks the 23th matchup between the Tigers and the Bulldogs. Fisk’s last victory in the series came on Dec. 4, 2003 by a 65-63 final score at the Gentry Center. TSU leads the series 19-3 and the Tigers are on an 11 game win-streak.
LAST TIME OUT: One of the smoothest last-second mid-range jumpers lifted the Tennessee State men’s basketball team to a 79-78 win over Lipscomb Tuesday night in a packed Gentry Center. The admiral Michael Littlejohn scored a career-high 23 points versus the Bisons, including the jumper in the paint for TSU’s second home win of the season.
TSU’s offense was punctuated by West Virginia transfer Wesley Harris who went 6-for-11 from the floor, adding a three-pointer. Jy’lan Washington, who had 11 points on the night, worked the paint for trips to the free-throw line, where he shot 3-for-4.
KJ Johnson, the Bisons’ leading scorer played a tough second half, scoring 14 points off the bench for LU. The Tennessee freshman hit a career-high 16 points, keeping the Bisons’ in the running, as TSU took a 13 point lead with 13 minutes left of play.
Down one with seven seconds on the clock, Johnson pulled up for a jumper to take the lead over Big Blue, 78-77. Littlejohn crossed the half-court line, dribbled through traffic and pulled up for a quick and smooth jumper as the Tiger fans celebrated the victory against crosstown foe, Lipscomb, 79-78.
NATIONALLY RANKED: The Tigers are ranked in the top 100 in the following categories:
- 14 in field-goal percentage
- 5 in field-goal percentage
- 27 in blocked shots per game
- 35 in three-point field goal percentage
- 46 in three-point field goals per game
- 46 in total blocks
- 61 in defensive rebounds per game
- 64 in assists per game
- 74 in scoring offense
- 78 in rebound margin
UP NEXT: Big Blue hits the road for the rest of the month, returning to the Gentry Center on Dec. 6. The Tigers face NCAA Champions Texas Tech, Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.