|December 18, 2019||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSU||ISU|
|FG Percentage||.475 (28-59)||.390 (23-59)|
|3P FG Percentage||.158 (3-19)||.250 (5-20)|
|FT Percentage||.481 (13-27)||.692 (27-39)|
Egbuta - 1
Moody - 1
Brown - 1
Johnson - 1
Egbuta - 1
Kone - 1
TENNESSEE STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL (7-4, 0-0 OVC)
vs INDIANA STATE (5-4, 0-0 The Valley)
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 18
Time: 6 p.m. CT
Location: Terra Haute, Ind.
Live Stats: SideArmStats
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OPENING TIP: The Tennessee State men’s basketball program completes non-conference road schedule at Indiana State, Wednesday, Dec. 18 with tip in the Hullman Center set for 6 p.m. CT.
LEADING THE OVC: Big Blue leads the Ohio Valley Conference in blocked shots per game, averaging 4.4. TSU ranks second in field goal percentage shooting 299-of-629 (.475). Shakem Johnson has made 36-of-54 shots, ranking second in the league in field goal percentage, .667. Mark Freeman has dished out 47 assists to place the freshman in third for assists per game. The Tigers also rank second in rebounding defense (31.5) and rebounding margin (+7.1).
ABOUT INDIANA STATE: The Sycamores are on a current five game winning streak, and are undefeated (2-0) in Terra Haute. ISU has three averaging double-digit scoring led by Tyreke Key. Key averages a team-high 16.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, while senior Jordan Barnes averages 14.1 points and 3.8 assists per game.
ALL-TIME SERIES: This marks the first meeting between Tennessee State and Indiana State.
LAST TIME OUT: In it’s first true road win of the season, the Tennessee State men’s basketball team defeated the Fordham Rams, 66-61 in the historic Rose Hill Gymnasium Sunday afternoon.
Wesley Harris carried the offensive effort for TSU in the first half, scoring 15 points, helping Big Blue enter the break with a 13-point lead over the Rams. Jon Brown stepped on the court for the second period ready to dominate as the junior put up 13 points - marking his best shooting night of the season, finishing the night with a career-high 17 points.
Defensively, the Tigers shut Fordham down, grabbing 27 defensive rebounds - two less than FU's total rebounds, and registered two blocks and two steals over the course of the afternoon.
Tennessee State's bench contributed over half of Big Blue's 66 points, putting up 35 thanks to Brown and Bronx, New York, native Emmanuel Egbuta who added 10.
NATIONALLY RANKED: The Tigers are ranked in the top 100 in the following categories:
- 41 in rebound margin
- 48 in total blocks
- 48 in field-goal percentage
- 66 in blocked shots per game
- 72 in total rebounds
- 74 in total assists
- 91 in assists per game
- 93 in total three-point field goals made
- 99 in total rebounds per game
UP NEXT: Tennessee State returns to the Gentry Center for its final non-conference matchup Saturday, Dec. 21 as the Tigers host Blue Mountain. Tip is set for