Following the Thanksgiving holiday, the Tennessee State University women's basketball team will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 27 at Lipscomb. Game time is slated for 6:30 p.m. in Allen Arena.
Lady Tiger Recap
The Lady Tigers are currently 2-3 and are recently coming off a, 71-50, loss to SEC member Arkansas on Tuesday. TSU was led in scoring by sophomore Simone Hopes with 17 points. Hopes also hauled in seven rebounds. Kim Haynes also grabbed seven boards for the Lady Tigers and finished with seven points.
Meredith Stafford and Tayla Foster are leading the Lady Tigers in scoring with 10.4 points per game while Alana Morris is pulling down a team-best 6.2 rebounds per game. Stafford has recorded 13 steals while Destiney Gaston has six blocks to lead TSU.
Last Time Out
TSU (2-3) gave a great second-half effort but the deficit was too much to overcome against an undefeated Arkansas (5-0).
Tennessee State shot 31.3 percent from the field (4-of-14) and only connected on 28.6 percent (4-of-14) from three-point range. CLICK HERE for full story
About The Opponent: Lipscomb (2-2)
After opening the season with two straight losses Lipscomb has won two straight contests. The Lady Bisons, currently on a four-game home stand, are coming off a, 77-70, win over Alabama A&M.
Lipscomb is averaging 69.0 points per game while shooting 35.9 percent from the field. Anna Bowers leads the team with 19.3 ppg while Jenna Bartsokas is averaging 14.8 points per outing.
Lipscomb has already faced two other Ohio Valley Conference opponents this season. The Lady Bisons fell to Tennessee Tech, 81-65, before defeating Jacksonville State, 84-62.
Saturday will mark the 19th meeting between the two programs as Tennessee State holds a 15-3 series advantage over Lipscomb. TSU claimed the last meeting against Lipscomb in overtime, 72-69, in the Gentry Center.
Last time against Lipscomb (11/28/09)
The Tennessee State University women's basketball team came back from a 14-point second half deficit in a, 72-69, overtime win against Lipscomb. Despite missing eight free-throws in the overtime period, Tennessee State was able to hold off Lipscomb and win its second straight.
For the game, TSU shot 41.9 percent from the field, connecting on 26-of-62 shots, while Lipscomb shot 33.3 percent (19-of-57). TSU won the battle of the boards 48-37 but LU held the advantage in steals 13-6. TSU committed 25 turnovers compared to Lipscomb's 18 and neither team shot particularly well from the free-throw line. The Lady Tigers were 16-of-30 (53 percent) from the charity stripe while the Lady Bisons shot 59 percent (22-of-37) from the line. CLICK HERE for full story