Lady Tigers travel to Cookeville to face Tech
Monday, January 9, 2012
Lady Tigers travel to Cookeville to face Tech

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The Tennessee State University women's basketball team will continue OVC action on the road Monday, Jan. 9 at Tennessee Tech. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Eblen Center.

THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE

Tennessee State (6-10, 2-2 OVC) picked up its first road win of the season with a, 67-57, victory over Jacksonville State in OVC action on Saturday afternoon in Pete Mathews Coliseum. The Lady Tigers improved to 2-2 in league play and 1-6 on the road.

As a team, TSU is averaging 68.4 points per outing while shooting 36.9 percent from the field and 29.3 percent from beyond the arc. TSU is currently shooting only 64.2 percent from the free-throw line while committing an average of 19.3 turnovers per game.

TSU averages 42.6 rebounds, 13.6 assists and 8.9 steals per game.

LAST TIME OUT

Tennessee State snapped a six-game road losing skid on Saturday by defeating Jacksonville State, 67-57, in the Pete Mathews Coliseum. The Lady Tigers won their first road game of the season and improved to 2-2 in conference play. Tayla Foster led TSU with 14 points and 11 rebounds while Alana Morris scored 12. Jasmin Shuler finished the game with 11 points while Rachel Allen recorded six steals.

ABOUT THE OPPONENT

Tennessee Tech (5-11, 1-2 OVC) had dropped four straight contests until most recently defeatng Morehead State, 68-50, on its home floor. With the win, the Golden Eagles picked up their first conference win of the season.

In TTU's win over Morehead State, Jala Harris led the team with 18 points while Taccarra Hayes added 17. Molly Heady registered 13 points for the Golden Eagles while Hayes grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

Overall, the Golden Eagles average 61.3 points per game behind a .379 field goal percentage (.244 three-point range). Two players average double-figures in scoring led by Tacarra Hayes' 16.9 points per game. Jala Harris averages 15.3 points per outing Brittany Darling grabs 6.5 rebounds per game.

TSU  vs. TENNESSEE TECH

Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech will meet for the 55th time in the long series history. TTU holds a 44-10 advantage over TSU and claimed both of last year's meetings with a 69-55 victory in the Gentry Center and a 76-62 win in the Eblen Center.

LAST TIME THEY MET

Cookeville, Tenn. --- The final score wasn't indicatve of how hard TSU played in a, 76-62, loss to Tech. TSU battled the whole night but TTU proved to be too much down the stretch. TSU's leading scorer was out due to injury yet five players managed to post double-digits led by Haynes' 14 points. Gaston added 13 while Stafford had 12. Morris (11) and Hopes (10) also registered double-figures.

COVERAGE

TSU vs. Tennessee Tech will be broadcast on OVCsports.tv. Fans can also follow live stats on ttusports.com.