Murray State up Next for Women's Basketball
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will continue its road stint on Thursday, Jan. 15 at Murray State. Game time is slated for 5 p.m. in the CFSB Center.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (5-9, 2-1 OVC) dropped its first conference game of the season on Saturday at SIU Edwardsville. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Lady Tigers. TSU is 2-4 on the road this season.
Chelsea Hudson is leading the team in scoring with 14.3 points and a team second best 6.8 rpg. Briana Morrow is leading the team in rebounds with 7.0 rpg while I’mani Davis (8.0 ppg) and Rachel Allen (7.8 ppg) round out the top scorers.
TSU is shooting 37.7 percent from the field while averaging 63.6 points per outing. The Lady Tigers have struggled shooting from the free-throw line, only connecting on 61.2 percent of their attempts but force opponents to 20.9 turnovers per game.
The Lady Tigers are led by third year head coach and Hall of Famer, Larry Joe Inman.
LAST TIME OUT
TSU trailed by 13 and used a 10-0 rally to cut the deficit down to three in the second half but could not get over the hump in a 91-83 loss to SIU Edwardsville on the road. Chelsea Hudson led TSU with 21 points while Rachel Allen scored 16. Briana Morrow and Jayda Johnson each added 10. The Lady Tigers shot 45.5 percent from the field and only committed 14 turnovers but their opponent went 35-of-38 from the free-throw line.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Despite an 0-3 start in Ohio Valley Conference games, Murray State has lost its three league games by five points or less. The Racers (5-11) are coming off a, 78-73, overtime loss to Jacksonville State on Saturday.
Murray State has three players averaging double-digits in scoring led by Keiona Kirby and Ke’Shunan James who each average 15.8 points per game. Olivia Cunningham is also averaging double figures with 11.2 per outing.
The Racers are scoring an average of 75.4 points per contest behind a 40.7 field goal percentage. The Racers shoot .323 from three-point range and .677 from the free-throw line.
TSU will match up with Murray State for the 55th time in the long series history. Murray State holds a 32-22 advantage but TSU has won the last two meetings. Last year the Lady Tigers defeated the Racers, 72-65, in the Gentry Center.
Updates on the game will be available throughout the game on the official twitter page via @TSU_Tigers. Live stats and video through OVCDigitalNetwork.com will also be available. Links can be found on tsutigers.com under the schedule.