Women's Hoops Travels to EKU
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team returns to action on the road Thursday, Feb. 5 at Eastern Kentucky. Game time for the conference is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET in McBrayer Arena.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (8-12) has dropped its last three contests after jumping out to a 5-1 start in OVC play. The Lady Tigers, now sitting at 5-4 in the league, are coming off a, 63-50, loss to the Gamecocks on Saturday. Jacksonville State handed TSU its worse home-loss (13-points) of the season.
The Lady Tigers are led in scoring by redshirt Senior Chelsea Hudson who averages 14.3 points per game. Hudson also leads the team in rebounding with 8.1 per outing while Briana Morrow pulls down a team second-best 6.2 rpg. I’mani Davis is TSU’s second leading scorer with 9.0 ppg as Rachel Allen (7.7 ppg) rounds out the top three scorers.
TSU is shooting 36.7 percent from the field while averaging 64.2 points per outing. The Lady Tigers have struggled from the free-throw line, only connecting on 61.0 percent of their attempts but force opponents to 21.8 turnovers per game.
LAST TIME OUT
Tennessee State saw the game slip away in the second-half and fell to Jacksonville State, 63-50, at home Saturday night in the Gentry Center. The 13-point deficit was the worst home loss of the season for the Lady Tigers. TSU shot a dismal 24.1 percent from the field (7-of-29) in the second stanza and only managed a 20-of-66 clip for the game. I’mani Davis led TSU with 11 points while Chelsea Hudson just missed her sixth consecutive double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. Rachel Allen finished the game with 10 points and five assists.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Eastern Kentucky (8-11, 3-6 OVC) is coming off a, 76-58, loss to Morehead State on Saturday. The Lady Colonels have lost two straight contests.
Michaela Hunter leads EKU in scoring with 14.8 points per game while Shameeka Murray (13.4 ppg) also averages double-digits. Shelly Harper is the third leading scorer on the team with 5.9 points per outing.
The Lady Colonels are shooting .374 from the field while posting 60.4 points per contest. EKU is shooting 31.0 percent from three-point range and 64.7 percent from the charity stripe.
TSU will match up with Eastern Kentucky for the 56th time in the long series history. TSU swept the regular season games last year but fell to EKU in the OVC Tournament.
The Lady Tigers will remain in Kentucky and face Morehead State on Saturday, Feb. 7.
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.