Jackson & Smith Garner OVC Honors
Monday, December 22, 2008

Nashville --- Women's basketball players Tiffany Jackson and Jasmine Smith were honored as the OVC's Player and Newcomer of the week, respectively.

Jackson led Tennessee State in scoring with 23.5 points per game marking her second straight week of averaging 20-plus points. She tallied 24 points and 10 rebounds for her third double-double of the season against NC Central. She knocked down 12-of-13 free throws against Vanderbilt to finish the game with 22 points to go along with four steals. This is Jackson's second OVC player of the week honor in as many weeks.

Louisville transfer Jasmine Smith sat out the first half of the season and made her season debut against Vanderbilt last Friday. She tallied 16 points and five boards against the Commodores and shot over 50 percent from the field. She also knocked down 3-of-4 free-throws in the contest.

Currently Jackson (16.5 ppg) and Smith (16.0 ppg) are TSU's second and third leading scorers.