The Tennessee State University women's basketball team will look to snap a four-game losing skid on Saturday when the Lady Tigers host OVC leader Tennessee Tech. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.
LADY TIGER REVIEW
The Lady Tigers are coming off a tough, 77-73, loss to Jacksonville State at home on Thursday night.
The Lady Tigers have dropped four straight and are now 2-6 in OVC play.
TSU BY THE NUMBERS
Tennessee State is shooting 35.6 percent from the field while averaging 56.6 points per game. TSU allows opponents to average 66.7 ppg and a 39.7 shooting percentage. The Lady Tigers are only connecting on 28.8 percent of their three-point attempts but knock down 71.8 percent from the free-throw line. TSU is averaging 11.2 assists, 20.7 turnovers, 7.2 steals and 2.3 blocks per game.
LADY TIGER LEADERS
Lone senior Meredith Stafford is the only Lady Tiger averaging double-digits with 11.1 ppg. Freshman Tayla Foster (9.5 ppg) is the team's second leading scorer while Alana Morris (5.4 rpg) and Simone Hopes (5.3 rpg) lead the team in rebounding.
ABOUT TENNESSEE TECH (13-4, 7-1)
Tennessee Tech is off to a strong start in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Golden Eagles have won four straight and are in first place in the OVC standings. TTU's only league loss came to Morehead State on the road.
The Golden Eagles are most recently coming off a win at Austin Peay. Taccarra Hayes leads a balanced scoring attack for TTU with 15.2 ppg. TTU has eight players averaging 6.1 or more ppg. Hayes is also the team's leading rebounder (6.9 rpg).
TTU is averaging 68.4 points per game while shooting 40.7 percent from the field and 31.2 percent from three-point range.
Saturday will mark the 53rd meeting in the long series history with Tennessee Tech holding a commanding 42-10 advantage. Both teams split the series last season as each team won on the road.
TSU will return to the road next week with games against Morehead State (1/27) and Eastern Kentucky (1/29).