|December 06, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Tennessee State Lady Tigers
|Stats at a Glance||TSU||MS|
|FG Percentage||.368 (21-57)||.422 (27-64)|
|3P FG Percentage||.118 (2-17)||.357 (5-14)|
|FT Percentage||.769 (10-13)||.742 (23-31)|
- 14||Victoria Vivians
- 8||Chinwe Okorie
DAVIS - 2
COX - 2
LAWRENCE - 2
- 1||Teaira McCowan
TENNESSEE STATE (4-3) at NO. 9 MISSISSIPPI STATE (5-1)
DEC. 5 | 2 P.M. | HUMPHREY COLISEUM
After a three-game homestand, the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will return to action on Sunday, Dec. 6 at No. 9 Mississippi State. Game time for the non-conference match-up is slated for 2 p.m. in Humphrey Coliseum.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (4-3) has won three straight contests, including wins in the Teresa Phillips Thanksgiving Classic last weekend. TSU knocked off Texas Southern before downing North Alabama and Lane College during the home stint.
TSU has three players averaging double-digits in scoring led by junior Jayda Johnson’s 13.6 points per game. Junior I’mani Davis (12.7 ppg) and senior Brianna Lawrence (10.6 ppg) round out the top three scorers for TSU. These three upperclassmen are also the team’s leading rebounders.
As a team, TSU is averaging 64.0 points per game and shooting 33.8 percent from the field, including 29.6 from byond the arc and 64.2 percent from the free-throw line.
The Lady Tigers are led by fourth year head coach and Hall of Famer, Larry Joe Inman.
LAST TIME OUT
Tennessee State claimed its third consecutive win after defeating Lane College, 75-44, in the Gentry Center. 14 Lady Tiger players saw the court and the game was never in question. Jayda Johnson led TSU with 16 points while I’mani Davis chipped in 11. Brianna Lawrence rounded out the top scorers with 10 points. Diamond Beatty came off the bench to add nine points. TSU had 16 steals in the game and scored 24 points off turnovers.
ABOUT MISSISSIPPI STATE
SEC member Mississippi State (5-1) is currently ranked ninth in the nation. The Bulldogs opened the season undefeated before suffering their first loss of the season to No. 6 Texas on Wednesday. MISS ST dropped a close, 53-47, decision to Texas on the road and only had one player reach double-digits in scoring. Victoria Vivians led the team with 12 points and seven rebounds while the team shot 31.5 percent from the field and 12.5 percent from long range.
Vivians leads the team in scoring with 17.2 points per game followed by Teaira McCowan’s 12.0 ppg. Dominique Dillingham turns in 8.7 points per outing.
As a team, Mississippi State averages 85.8 points and 47.5 rebounds per game. The Bulldogs are shooting 42.8 percent from the field, 31.1 percent from three-point range and 75.2 percent from the free-throw line.
TSU will match up with Mississippi State for only the second time in the series history. The Bulldogs claimed the only meeting between the two teams, 71-45, Dec. 29, 2006.
Updates on the game will be available throughout the game on the official twitter page via @TSU_Tigers. Links for live stats and live video will also be available on tsutigers.com under the schedule.
TSU returns to the Gentry Center to host Lipscomb in the final home game of 2015 on Dec. 13. Game time is set for 3 p.m. TSU will match up with Lipscomb for the 23rd time in the series history, with the Lady Tigers leading 18-4.Last season, TSU defeated Lipscomb, 73-55, at Allen Arena. Lipscomb’s last win was a close 81-78 overtime victory on 11/26/13.