TSU Turns Focus to North Florida
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will return to action on Saturday, Dec. 6 after hosting the inaugural Teresa Phillips Thanksgiving Classic last weekend. The Lady Tigers will face the Osprey’s of North Florida at 6 p.m. in the Gentry Center.
Watch the game live on OVCDigitalNetwork.com and follow live stats on tsu.statbroadcast.com. There will also be updates on Twitter: @TSU_Tigers.
Bring a donated coat to the game and get in for only $5.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (1-5) has dropped three straight contests, including its most recent losses to Youngstown State and Norfolk State in the Teresa Phillips Thanksgiving Classic.
After six games, Chelsea Hudson is leading the team in scoring with 14.0 points and a team second-best 7.4 rpg. Briana Morrow is leading the team in rebounds per game with 8.0 while Rachel Allen (9.2 ppg) and Brianna Lawrence (6.2 ppg) round out the top three scorers.
As a team, TSU is shooting 35 percent from the field while averaging 59.0 points per outing. The Lady Tigers have struggled shooting from the free-throw line, only connecting on 60.0 percent of their attempts to start the season.
The Lady Tigers are led by third year head coach and Hall of Famer, Larry Joe Inman.
LAST TIME OUT
Tennessee State got off to a slow start and battled from behind the entire game in a, 73-66, loss to Youngstown State on Sunday in the Gentry Center. TSU hit a season-best seven three-pointers in the contest but shot 57.9 percent from the free-throw line. Chelsea Hudson led TSU with 15 points while Briana Morrow recorded the first double-double of her TSU career (10 points, 11 rebounds). Sophomore Jayda Johnson came off the bench to score 10 as Jemilah Leonard connected from downtown three times and finished with nine points.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
North Florida (3-4) is coming off a 60-56 loss to Central Florida on Tuesday. The Ospreys had won two-straight, including a 62-45 victory over OVC foe Eastern Kentucky last week, before falling to the Knights. In the game vs. UCF, Paulina Zaveckaite led UNF with 16 points while Destinee Smith and Kadesia Johnson each added 12.
Destinee Smith (11.7 ppg) and Bailey Florin (10.6 ppg) lead North Florida in scoring while Paulina Zaveckaite pulls down a team best 9.3 rebounds per game.
The Opsreys average 56.3 points per game while shooting 38.9 percent from the field. UNF is only shooting 64.8 percent from the free-throw line.