Lady Tigers return home to host Murray State
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Nashville--- After dropping two OVC contests on the road, the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will look to get back on track Thursday afternoon in a match-up against Murray State.

After snapping a three-game losing skid with a win over Belmont, Tennessee State (4-9, 1-3 OVC) went 0-2 on the Kentucky road swing. The Lady Tigers dropped a 64-56 decision to Eastern Kentucky before falling to Morehead State 61-47.

Over the two games, TSU averaged 51.5 points and shot 32.5 percent from the field. The struggles from the free-throw line continued as the Lady Tigers only knocked down 22-of-45 attempts for 48.9 percent at the charity stripe. Oby Okafor led TSU in scoring averaging 14 ppg and 7.5 rpg.

Oby Okafor leads the Lady Tigers in scoring with 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds. TSU is shooting 35 percent from the field while averaging 58.8 points a game.

Earlier in the season, Murray State (6-8, 1-2 OVC) dropped OVC contests to Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State. The Racers recently picked up their first league win with a 55-47 win over UT-Martin at home.

Murray State averages a league second-best 67.7 points a game while shooting 38 percent from the field. The Racers lead the league in 3-point field goal percentage, holding opponents to 25 percent. Rachel Isom leads the team in scoring with 10.5 points a game.

Tennessee State and Murray State will meet for the 47th time in the all-time series. MSU holds a 29-17 series advantage over TSU. The Lady Tigers last win over the Racers was on Jan.5, 2008 at the Regional Special Events Center.  MSU swept the season series last season. 

Game time is slated for 4 p.m. in the Gentry Center.