TSU Prepares to Face Tennessee Tech
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will return to action on Thursday, Feb. 12 at Tennessee Tech for the team’s third consecutive road game. The Lady Tigers will face the Golden Eagles at 4:15 p.m. in the Eblen Center.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (10-12, 7-4 OVC) won its fourth consecutive road game after defeating Morehead State, 81-74, in Johnson Arena. On the same trip, TSU held on to defeat EKU, 68-62, a few days earlier.
The Lady Tigers are led in scoring by redshirt Senior Chelsea Hudson who averages 13.8 points per game. Hudson also leads the team in rebounding with 7.9 per outing while Briana Morrow pulls down a team second-best 6.1 rpg. I’mani Davis is TSU’s second leading scorer with 9.5 ppg as Brianna Lawrence (8.3 ppg) rounds out the top three scorers.
TSU is shooting 37.0 percent from the field while averaging 65.2 points per outing. The Lady Tigers have struggled from the free-throw line, only connecting on 61.8 percent of their attempts but force opponents to 21.5 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 used a strong second-half performance to knock off Morehead State, 81-74, Saturday night in Johnson Arena. TSU made 10-of-22 three-pointers (45.5 %) and forced 19 turnovers. Brianna Lawrence led TSU with 22 points behind a 6-of-8 three-point shooting performance. I’mani Davis scored 14 while Chelsea Hudson added 12. Rachel Allen posted her second career double-double with 12 points and 11 assists.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Tennessee Tech (5-19, 2-9 OVC) is currently on a three-game losing streak. The Golden Eagles are recently coming off a, 70-54, loss to Jacksonville State at home.
Samaria Howard leads TTU in scoring with 14.4 points per game while Candace Parson (10.6 ppg) also averages double-digits. Hannah Goolsby is the third leading scorer on the team with 9.4 points per outing.
The Golden Eagles are shooting .402 from the field while posting 63.5 points per contest. TTU is shooting 33.7 percent from three-point range and 68.1 percent from the charity stripe.
TSU will match up with Tennessee Tech for the 62nd time in the long series history with Tennessee Tech holding a 50-11 advantage. TSU claimed the first meeting between the two teams, 67-64, on Jan. 21. The victory snapped an eight-game losing streak to TTU.
LAST TIME THEY MET
A three-pointer by Brianna Lawrence proved to be the difference as TSU came back to defeat TTU, 67-64, in the Gentry Center. The Lady Tigers were down by as many as nine with seven minutes to go. Lawrence led TSU with 12 points while Rachel Allen, I’mani Davis and Chelsea Hudson each tallied 11. Hudson also had 10 rebounds for a double-double.
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.