Lady Tigers Host Southeast Missouri in the Pink Zone
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team, along with administrators and other student-athletes will participate in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) Pink Zone week.

The Lady Tigers (16-11, 12-4 OVC)  will host Ohio Valley Conference opponent Southeast Missouri State, Thursday, February 26th at the Gentry Center. The match-up will be designated as this year’s Pink Zone game and is slated for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.

The Lady Tigers will be dressed in pink apparel during warm-up and the game. Student-athletes, coaches, and administrators will be dressed in specially made TSU Athletics Pink Zone T-shirts. All fans are strongly encouraged to support by wearing pink to the game.

TSU is fresh off a 57-52 win over Jacksonville State last Saturday and are riding a four-game win streak. The Lady Tigers won the last meeting against the Redhawks (15-12, 10-6 OVC), 59-55, in the Show Me Center on December 6, 2008.

TSU is led in scoring by Kendra Appling (18.0 ppg), Tiffany Jackson (16.0 ppg), and Jasmine Smith (11.1 ppg). Smith also leads the Lady Tigers in rebounds with 10.1 per game.

SEMO has won their last two games and four of their last six match-ups, picking up victories last week against UT Martin, 58-39, and Murray State, 69-51. They are led by Tarina Nixon (13.0 ppg), Sonya Daughtery (12.2 ppg) and Cysta Glenn (10.2 ppg).

The WBCA began the WBCA Pink Zone, formerly known as “Think Pink”, in 2007 as an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in women’s basketball, on campuses and in communities.

 

In 2008, the Lady Tigers were one of 1,200 teams and organizations who participated, reaching over 830,000 fans and raising over $930,000 for breast cancer awareness and research. Donations will be accepted during the basketball games.

 

Thank you for supporting the Lady Tigers and joining the WBCA’s Pink Zone initiative!