LADY TIGERS HOST UNCA IN FINAL NON-CONFERENCE GAME
Monday, January 3, 2005
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State looks to conclude its non-conference schedule on a successful note with a game against the UNC Asheville Lady Bulldogs Monday in the Gentry Center. Tipoff is 7 p.m. The Lady Tigers will be facing a UNCA team that has won six of its last seven games and stand 6-5 on the season. However, the Bulldogs have only played one contest on an opponents' home floor thus far this season. The Lady Tigers began their season by winning three of their first four games to surpass their win total of a game from last season. However, TSU has since endured a six-game losing streak. TSU has been hurt by second half stretch where opponents have made scoring runs in each of the recent games to the victories. Field goal shooting has also plagued the team. The Lady Tigers last shot at least 50 percent in a game when they rolled to an 85-50 win over Fisk. TSU leads the Ohio Valley Conference in steals, averaging more than 12 thefts a game. UNCA competes in the Big South Conference. The Lady Bulldogs leads the Big South in free throw percentage (70 percent) and are tops against the 3-point field goal, allowing 30 percent. Following the UNCA game, OVC play begins for the Lady Tigers Thursday at Jacksonville State.