The Tennessee State University women's basketball team hits the road
for the first away game of the season when the Lady Tigers make the long trip
to Mobile, Ala. to face South Alabama on Monday, Nov 12. Game time is set for
7:05 p.m. in the Mitchell Center.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
The Lady Tigers are coming off a season-opening, 52-49, win over
Cumberland this past Friday. After opening the season with a victory, TSU is
The Lady Tigers, under first year head coach Larry Joe Inman, returned
10 letterwinners from last year's squad and added freshman Brianna Lawrence to
TSU finished last season with an overall record of 9-20 and a 5-11
conference mark. In an Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll that was released
in October, TSU was predicted to finish fifth in the East Division. Jasmin
Shuler, an all-OVC preseason selection, led the team in scoring.
LAST TIME OUT
Tennessee State survived a feisty Cumberland University team in the
season opener and claimed a, 52-49, win in the Gentry Center. Simone Hopes led
TSU with 14 points to go with eight rebounds while Chelsea Hudson also chipped
in eight boards. Jasmin Shuler, Tanesha Stenson and Kesi Hess each tallied
three steals for TSU to help the team total 16 against the Bulldogs.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
South Alabama officially kicked off its season last Friday on the road
at Houston Baptist. The Jaguars posted 52 first-half points and cruised to an,
83-53, victory in the season opener. USA moved to 1-0 to open the 2012-13
In South Alabama's victory over Houston Baptist, two players
registered double-digits in scoring led by Mary Nixon's 22 points and Mansa
El's 15. Nixon also had a team best seven rebounds along with Brianna Wright.
The Jaguars shot a scorching 52.4 percent (33-of-63) from the field
but only connected on 64.3 percent of their shots from the free-throw line. USA
dished out 18 assists, recorded 11 steals and knocked down eight triples in the
win. All, except one player, who saw action in the game scored at least two
points in the contest.
TSU vs. SOUTH ALABAMA
Tennessee State and South Alabama will meet for only the 3rd time in
the program's history. The series is tied at 1-1. TSU claimed the last meeting
between the two teams with a, 74-69, victory in the Gentry Center. USA's win
over TSU was in 1989.
LAST TIME THEY MET (Dec. 3, 2011)
Four Lady Tigers scored in double-figures led by Kim Haynes' 16
points. Destiney Gaston recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds
to go with three blocks while Kesi Hess scored 11. Jasmin Shuler finished the
game with 10 points and Simone Hopes grabbed nine rebounds.
South Alabama was led in scoring by Mansa El's 23 points while
Jennifer Johnson added 14. Sarda Peterson and Camille Reynolds each tallied 11
Tennessee State will return to the Gentry Center to host Big 12 member
Kansas State on Nov. 20 before returning to Alabama to participate in the
Samford Thanksgiving Classic, Nov. 23-24.