Women's Hoops Returns to Action at #4 Tennessee
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will play its second game in three days when the Lady Tigers face the Lady Vols of #4 Tennessee on Monday night. Game time for the nightcap is slated for 7 p.m. in Thompson Boling Arena.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (1-2) is coming off a, 73-55, road win over Lipscomb University on Saturday. The win was TSU’s first victory of the season.
After three games, Chelsea Hudson is leading the team in scoring and rebounding with 16.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Brianna Lawrence follows with 8.3 points per game while Rachel Allen (8.0 ppg) rounds out the top three scorers.
As a team, TSU is shooting 35 percent from the field while averaging 61.3 points per outing. The Lady Tigers have struggled shooting from the free-throw line, only connecting on 60.8 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 controlled the pace and built a double-digit cushion on the way to a, 73-55, victory over Lipscomb on Saturday. The win was TSU’s first of the season. Chelsea Hudson recorded a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds while Rachel Allen scored 10 points. TSU shot an improved 73.5 percent from the free-throw line and forced the opponent into 28 turnovers. TSU also outrebounded LU, 46-32.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
The Tennessee Lady Vols (3-0) have opened the season undefeated and are currently ranked #4 in the nation. UT has wins over Penn, Oral Roberts and Wright State.
In the Vols’ most recent, 81-48, victory over Wright State, four players scored in double-digits led by Ariel Massengale’s 20 points. Bashaara Graves had 15 points and 10 rebounds while Nia Moore (14) and Jaime Nared (10) also notched double-digits. Cierra Burdick also grabbed 10 boards.
UT has won its three games by an average of 43.3 points while shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from long range.
TSU vs. UT
Tennessee State and Tennessee will match up for the fourth time in the series history. UT has won every match-up with TSU, including a, 94-43, victory last season in Thompson Boling Arena.
Updates on the game will be available throughout the game on the official twitter page via @TSU_Tigers. Live stats and video will also be available for the games. Links can be found on tsutigers.com under the schedule. The game will be broadcast online: SECN+/ESPN3.