Lady Tigers Conclude Home Stand with Gamecocks
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will conclude its three-game home stand on Saturday, Jan. 31 with an OVC match-up against Jacksonville State. Game time for the contest is slated for 5:30 p.m. on a day that will be recognized as Greek Night and the Anniversary Celebration of the 1995 OVC Championship Team.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (8-11, 5-3 OVC) has dropped two straight contests, including its most recent loss to league leader UT Martin, Wednesday night. TSU fell to UTM, 64-58, in the Gentry Center.
Chelsea Hudson is leading the team in scoring with 14.5 points and 8.0 rpg. Briana Morrow averages a team second-best 6.4 rpg while I’mani Davis (8.8 ppg), Brianna Lawrence (7.6 ppg) and Rachel Allen (7.6 ppg) round out the top scorers.
TSU is shooting 37.1 percent from the field while averaging 65.0 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 22.2 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 as many as 17 but outscored UT Martin 16-6 down the stretch to close the gap. The Lady Tigers, however, were not able to capitalize on opportunities and fell to the Skyhawks, 64-58. TSU struggled shooting in the contest, going 18-of-71 from the field and 4-of-23 from three-point range. Three players scored in double-digits led by Jayda Johnson’s 14 points off the bench. Chelsea Hudson recorded her fifth consecutive double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds while Imani Davis also scored 11. Brianna Lawrence just missed a double-double with seven points and 10 rebounds.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Jacksonville State (14-7, 5-4 OVC) is currently on a two-game winning streak with the most recent victory coming against Eastern Kentucky at home. The Gamecocks defeated the Colonels, 73-53, at home.
Destany McClin leads JSU in scoring with 12.7 points per game while Candace Morton (12.0 ppg) and Briana Benson (9.8 ppg) round out the top scorers. Tyler Phelion averages a team best 8.0 boards per outing.
The Gamecocks are shooting .386 from the field while posting 65.2 points per contest. JSU is shooting 33.4 percent from three-point range and only averaging 11.3 turnovers.
TSU will match up with Jacksonville State for the 27th time with the series tied 13-13. Last season the teams split as each team won on its home court.
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.