Lady Tigers return home to host Alabama A&M
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Nashville --- The Tennessee State University women's basketball team will return to its home court on Sun., Nov.13 to host Alabama A&M at 3 p.m. in the Gentry Center.

The Lady Tigers (3-5) have a 3-1 record in the Gentry Center so far this season and are looking to win their second straight home contest.

Tennessee State is most recently coming off of a 71-50 loss to No.13 ranked Georgia on Tuesday. Junior Jasmine Smith recorded her second double-double of the season with a game-high 20 points to go along with 13 rebounds. Senior Obiageli Okafor added 12 points and six rebounds.

The Lady Tigers shot their second-best percentage of the season (33.3) from beyond the arc in the contest and forced Georgia into 23 turnovers.

Overall, TSU is averaging 59.2 points a game and shooting 34.3 percent from the field, including 25.6 percent from three-point range. The struggles from the free-throw line have continued as, the Lady Tigers only connect on 53.6 percent of their attempts.

Alabama A&M (2-3) is coming off of a 76-57 win over Miles College. Three players posted double-figures in scoring led by Katrich Williams, 20. Brittany Carter added 14 while Nadra Robinson added 11.

Katrich Williams leads the Bulldog offense with 18.4 ppg while Whiquitta Tobar turns in an average of 9.6 a game. As a team, A&M is averaging 65.8 points per game while shooting 37.7 percent from the field.

The Bulldogs also picked up a win over Stillman earlier this season. One of A&M's three losses came at the hand of OVC member Jacksonville State.

Tennessee State and Alabama A&M will meet for only the fourth time as the Bulldogs hold a slight 2-1 series lead. Last season, TSU defeated A&M 59-54 at T.M. Elmore Gymnasium. The Bulldogs' last win over the Lady Tigers was a 69-43 victory on Dec.18, 2003.

Game time is slated for 3 p.m. at the Gentry Center. Individuals that bring a church bulletin to the game will get in for free.