Road Stint Continues at Austin Peay
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The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will conclude its three-game road stint on Saturday, Jan. 17 at Austin Peay. Game time is slated for 4:30 p.m. in the Dunn Center.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (6-9, 3-1 OVC) picked up its first conference road win of the season Thursday night at Murray State. The win improved the Lady Tigers to 3-1 in the league and TSU has won three of its last four contests.
Chelsea Hudson is leading the team in scoring with 14.3 points and 7.1 rpg. Briana Morrow is also leading the team in rebounds with 7.1 rpg while I’mani Davis (8.4 ppg) and Rachel Allen (7.7 ppg) round out the top scorers.
TSU is shooting 37.5 percent from the field while averaging 64.5 points per outing. The Lady Tigers have struggled shooting from the free-throw line, only connecting on 60.26percent of their attempts but force opponents to 21.6 turnovers per game.
LAST TIME OUT
TSU led by as many as 15 points in the game but had to fight Murray State off down the stretch to come away with a 76-72 road win Thursday night. Chelsea Hudson led TSU with 15 points and 11 rebounds while I’mani Davis also notched a double-double of 14 points and 10 boards. Briana Morrow just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. Jayda Johnson came off the bench to score 13 and LaTeasha Hill posted a career-high 10 points off the bench. Rachel Allen finished the game with seven points and nine assists.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Austin Peay (6-11, 3-1 OVC) is off to a good start in league play. The Lady Govs improved to 3-1 Thursday night after defeating Belmont, 72-59, in the Dunn Center.
Austin Peay has three players averaging double-digits in scoring led by Tiasha Gray’s 19.5 points per game. Kristen Stainback and Tearra Banks each average 12.9 points per outing.
The Lady Govs are scoring an average of 70.4 points per contest behind a 40.9 field goal percentage. The Racers shoot .382 from three-point range and .702 from the free-throw line.
TSU will match up with Austin Peay for the 60th time in the long series history. Austin Peay holds a 32-27 advantage but TSU has won the last four meetings. Last year the Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Govs, 96-61, in the Gentry Center.
TSU will host Tennessee Tech on Kid’s Day at 11 a.m. in the Gentry Center before facing Belmont on Jan. 24 at home.
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.