WBB travels to Athens to face No.13 Georgia
Sunday, December 6, 2009

Nashville, Tenn. --- After four straight home games, the Tennessee State University women's basketball team will hit the road to take on SEC opponent Georgia on Tuesday.

Tennessee State (3-4) emerged out of its four-game home stint with a 3-1 record. The Lady Tigers are most recently coming off of a 54-50 conference win over Southeast Missouri. Junior Jasmine Smith led TSU in scoring and recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Destiney Gaston also pulled down 10 boards.

Overall, the Lady Tigers are led in scoring and rebounding by senior Oby Okafor with 13.4 ppg to go along with 6.4 rpg.

Tennessee State is shooting 35 percent from the field and 24 percent from three-point range. The Lady Tigers pull down 42.3 rebounds per game and still struggle from the charity stripe, shooting 53 percent.

Georgia, ranked No.13 in the Associated Press, has had an impressive start to the 2009-10 campaign. The Lady Bulldogs (8-0) have yet to be defeated this season and sport wins over teams such as Oklahoma, Chattanooga, Rutgers and Georgia Tech.

UGA has three players averaging double-figures in scoring led by Jasmine James with 15.3 ppg. Ashley Houts turns in 13.0 ppg while Porsha Philips adds 11.1 points and 8.6 rebounds a game.

As a team, Georgia is shooting 40 percent from the field including 32 percent from beyond the arc. The Lady Bulldogs are shooting better than 67 percent from the free-throw line and record 38.8 rebounds a game.  

Tennessee State and Georgia will meet for only the fourth time. Georgia has won all three meetings in the short series. The last meeting between the Lady Tigers and Lady Bulldogs was back in the 1988-89 season. UGA routed TSU 102-32 on Jan.18, 1989.

Game time is slated for a 7 p.m. (est) start at Stegeman Coliseum.