Sunday, January 1, 2006
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State women's basketball coach Tracee Jones and her young basketball team will be glad to finally have the opportunity to play a home basketball game. The Lady Tigers will host Morehead State in Ohio Valley Conference in a holiday doubleheader on Monday with action set to start with the women's game at 5:30 p.m. For the Lady Tigers with a roster dotted with freshmen, it will be the first chance to play a regular season at home after eight road contests. TSU has come up short and is searching for it first win of the season. "Yes, we are very happy to be coming home to play in front of our fans and in our own facility," said Jones. "We sure hope that the schedule will pay off for us." The Lady Tigers have displayed many positive signs in several of the games, but the Lady Tigers are searching for consistency over a 40-minute game. After playing well for portions of the games, the team has suffered through lapses which have proved to be hurtful thus far this season. TSU has two freshmen scoring in double figures for the season. Obiageli leads the way at 12 .0 ppg while Brittney Marshall is scoring 10.8 ppg. Okafor also leads the team in rebounding at 6.3 boards a game. Morehead State is off to a 6-3 start this season. Matthew Mitchell is in his first season as the Lady Eagles' head coach.