Lady Tiger rematch versus Tech set for Monday
Friday, February 1, 2013
Lady Tiger rematch versus Tech set for Monday

The Tennessee State University women's basketball team will return to action on Monday, February 4 against Tennessee Tech in an OVC divisional match-up. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. in the Gentry Center.

Tennessee State is coming off a, 62-54, road loss to Eastern Kentucky last Monday. With the loss the Lady Tigers fell to 8-11 overall and 4-4 in the league. TSU is 3-3 at home in league play this season. The Lady Tigers are fourth in the OVC East Division standings.

Tennessee State's three top leading scorers are Kesi Hess (11.6 ppg), Simone Hopes (10.7 ppg) and Jasmin Shuler (9.5 ppg). Hopes also leads the Lady Tigers in rebounding with 6.7 boards per outing.

As a team, TSU is averaging 59.8 points per contest while shooting 36.1 percent from the field and 28.8 percent from beyond the arc. TSU is currently connecting only 68.1 percent from the free-throw line while committing an average of 16.9 turnovers per game.

TSU averages 36.6 rebounds, 10.5 assists and 9.8 steals per game. The Lady Tigers are under first year head coach Larry Joe Inman.

The Tennessee State University women's basketball team overcame a 13-point deficit but ending up dropping a, 62-54, decision to Eastern Kentucky Monday night in McBrayer Arena. Simone Hopes led TSU with 17 points while Jasmin Shuler added 16. The loss dropped the Lady Tigers to 4-4 in Ohio Valley Conference games. 

Tennessee Tech is coming off a, 67-62, road win over Belmont this Saturday. With the win, the Golden Eagles improved to 12-10 and 6-3 in the OVC. TTU is 5-4 at on the road this season. Tech is in third place in the East Division.

In the win over Belmont, four Tech players posted double-digits in scoring led by Jala Harris’ 21 points. Diamond Henderson followed with 17 while Molly Heady notched 15. T’Keyah Williams recorded a double with 11 points and ten rebounds.  

Tech’s only OVC losses have been to UT Martin, Eastern Illinois and Murray State.

As a team, TTU averages 65.2 points per game behind a .423 shooting percentage. The Golden Eageles shoot 36.6 percent from the three-point line and 69.9 percent from the charity stripe.

Diamond Henderson leads the team in scoring with an average of 15.7 ppg while Jala Harris follows with 13.0 points per outing.

Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech will meet for the 58th time in the series history, with TTU leading, 47-10.  Tech has won six straight over TSU, including an 80-77 win over the Lady Tigers in the first meeting of the season at the Eblen Center.

In the first meeting between the two teams in Cookeville, Tennessee Tech escaped with an 80-77 win. Every Lady Tiger that played scored at least four points but it wasn't enough for TSU to come away with the win. Jasmin Shuler finished with 17 while Chelsea Hudson (11) and Simone Hopes (10) also scored in double digits. Hudson nearly recorded a double-double with a team-best nine rebounds.

Live video of TSU vs. Tennessee Tech will be available on

Tennessee State will head to Clarksville to face Austin Peay on Feb. 9 before matching up with Murray State on Feb. 11.