December 06, 20191st2ndFinal
Chicago State264874
Tennessee State364480
Stats at a GlanceCSUTSUM
FG Percentage.411 (23-56) .481 (26-54)
3P FG Percentage.500 (13-26) .238 (5-21)
FT Percentage.882 (15-17) .742 (23-31)
Offensive Rebounds911
Defensive Rebounds2224
Total Rebounds3135
Turnovers1815
Steals27
Bench Points5311
LeadersCSUTSUM
PointsJohnson - 34
HARRIS - 27
ReboundsHunt - 6
Lewis - 6
Davis - 6
MARSHALL - 8
AssistsColley - 2
Lewis - 2
FREEMAN - 6
StealsColley - 1
Lewis - 1
FREEMAN - 3
BlocksLewis - 1
Bigirumwami - 1
Whitehead - 1
WASHINGTON - 2
Tennessee State to Host Chicago State for First Time in 30 Years
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Tennessee State to Host Chicago State for First Time in 30 Years

TENNESSEE STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL (5-3, 0-0 OVC) 
vs CHICAGO STATE (4-6, 0-0 WAC)
Date: 
Friday, Dec. 6
Time: 12 p.m. CT
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
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OPENING TIP: The Tennessee State men’s basketball team returns home to the Gentry Center to take on Chicago State, Friday, Dec. 6. Tip-off is set for 12 p.m.

LEADING THE OVC:  Jy’lan Washington leads the conference in free throw percentage shooting 94.7 from the charity stripe. Shakem Johnson was knocked out of the top spot and is now ranked second .750. The team, however, leads the league in field goal percentages, shooting .494 from the floor and field goal percentage defense. The Tigers also lead in blocked shots, averaging 4.8.

ABOUT CHICAGO STATE:  The Cougars are heading to Nashville after its first road win of the season at fellow-Ohio Valley Conference school, SIU-Edwardsville, 89-81. Chicago State is 1-3 on the road. The team is led in scoring by Xavier Johnson with 16.3 points, 2.7 rebounds per game.

ALL-TIME SERIES: The series is split 1-1 with the Cougars. Chicago State and Tennessee State have not seen each other in competition since 1990. The Cougars defeated TSU, 63-61, in Gentry in front of a crowd of 4,200. Big Blue returned the favor, clinching a win in Chicago 93-83 just 10 months later.

LAST TIME OUT: Tennessee State ended its last eleven-day road swing with Champion behind its name as the men’s basketball team defeated North Florida 81-73 in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational title game Friday afternoon in the Orleans Arena.

Carlos Marshall Jr. and Wesley Harris, two Tigers who hadn't produced for the Tigers since its game at Texas Tech, combined for 26 points, 13 a-piece against the Ospreys. Marshall went 3-of-6 from three-point distance, while Harris dropped each of his five free throws and went 4-of-5 from the floor, adding a team-high eight rebounds.

NATIONALLY RANKED: The Tigers are ranked in the top 100 in the following categories: 

  • 23 in field goal percentage
  • 50 in rebound margin
  • 53 in blocked shots per game
  • 57 in total blocks
  • 68 in assists per game
  • 73 in field-goal percentage defense
  • 80 in three-point field-goal percentage
  • 85 in three-point field-goal defense
  • 86 in defensive rebounds per game
  • 90 in three-point field-goals per game

UP NEXT: Tennessee State heads to Little Rock for a Dec. 10 matchup with the Trojans. Tip is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Jack Stephens Center. The game will be streamed on ESPN+.

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