Morehead State Up Next for Women's Basketball
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball will continue OVC action with a match-up against OVC opponent Morehead State on Saturday, Feb. 7. Game time is slated for 5:15 p.m. ET in Johnson Arena.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (9-12, 6-4 OVC) snapped a three-game losing streak on Thursday after defeating Eastern Kentucky, 68-62, in McBrayer Arena. TSU is 3-1 on the road in OVC games.
The Lady Tigers are led in scoring by redshirt Senior Chelsea Hudson who averages 13.9 points per game. Hudson also leads the team in rebounding with 8.0 per outing while Briana Morrow pulls down a team second-best 6.2 rpg. I’mani Davis is TSU’s second leading scorer with 9.2 ppg as Rachel Allen (7.8 ppg) rounds out the top three scorers.
TSU is shooting 36.9 percent from the field while averaging 64.4 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 21.7 turnovers per game.
The Lady Tigers are led by third year head coach and Hall of Famer, Larry Joe Inman.
LAST TIME OUT
Tennessee State saw shook off a slow start and used a second-half opening 23-13 run to gain control of the game. TSU defeated EKU, 68-62, in McBrayer Arena. I’mani Davis and Briana Morrow led TSU with 15 points while Brianna Lawrence scored 11. Rachel Allen notched 10 points and six assists. The Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Colonels 46-24 in the paint and held the advantage in bench points, 12-0.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Morehead State (11-12, 7-3 OVC) is riding a three-game winning streak. The Eagles are coming off a, 66-55, win over Belmont on Wednesday.
Almesha Jones leads MSU in scoring with 17.8 points per game while Shay Steele (13.3 ppg) also averages double-digits. Eriel McKee is the third leading scorer on the team with 12.8 points per outing.
The Eagles are shooting .409 from the field while posting 69.7 points per contest. MSU is shooting 27.9 percent from three-point range and 73.0 percent from the charity stripe.
TSU will match up with Morehead State for the 52nd time in the long series history. TSU swept the regular season games last year.
The Lady Tigers will next take on the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech on Thursday, Feb. 12. Game time is slated for 4:15 p.m.
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.