Vanderbilt up next for Women's Basketball
Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nashville --- The Tennessee State University women's basketball team will make the short trip to Vanderbilt on Sunday to face the Commodores at 2 p.m. in Memorial Gymnasium.

Tennessee State (3-6) has dropped two straight contests and is most recently coming off of a 76-67 home loss to Alabama A&M. Against the Bulldogs, Meredith Stafford led TSU with 12 points while LaDona Pierce added 11.

Overall, the Lady Tigers are led in scoring by Oby Okafor with 12.8 points a game. Jasmine Smith is pulling down a team best 6.6 rebounds per game. Tennessee State is averaging 60.1 points per outing while shooting 34.8 percent from the field. TSU is only connecting on 55.5 percent of its free-throws.

After opening the season 7-0, Vanderbilt's (9-1) first and only loss of the season came at the hand of Bowling Green. The Commodores are ranked 16 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and no.18 according to the Associated Press.

As a team, VU shoots 45.6 percent from the field including 36.3 percent from beyond the arc. The Commodores average 76.3 points per game.

Sunday will mark the 16th meeting between Tennessee State and Vanderbilt. Vandy leads the series 13-2.  Last season the Commodores defeated the Lady Tigers 98-82 in Memorial Coliseum. TSU's last victory over VU came in the 1977-78 season with a 73-71 win.

Game time is slated for 2 p.m. in Memorial Gymnasium.