|December 30, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Tennessee State Lady Tigers
|Stats at a Glance||TSU||YSU|
|FG Percentage||.385 (25-65)||.429 (24-56)|
|3P FG Percentage||.200 (3-15)||.227 (5-22)|
|FT Percentage||.500 (5-10)||.696 (16-23)|
JOHNSON - 8
JOHNSON - 3
BEARD - 3
JOHNSON - 2
CASH - 2
CASH - 1
JACKSON - 1
TENNESSEE STATE (5-7) vs. YOUNGSTOWN STATE (9-2)
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30 | 6:00 P.M. CT | YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO | BEEGHLY CENTER
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will continue its road swing and play in the final non-conference game of the season on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Youngstown State. Game time is set for 6:00 p.m. CT in Beeghly Center. The match-up will be TSU’s second game in three days.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State has dropped three consecutive games and lost four of its last five. The Lady Tigers are most recently coming off an, 81-39, loss to No. 7 Kentucky on Monday.
Juniors I’mani Davis (13.2 ppg) and Jayda Johnson (13.1 ppg) lead TSU in scoring while senior Brianna Lawrence (10.1 ppg) rounds out the top three scorers. These three upperclassmen also lead the Lady Tigers in rebounding.
As a team, TSU is averaging 60.7 points per game and shooting 34.0 percent from the field, including 28.0 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 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 fell to No. 7 Kentucky, 81-39, Monday night in Memorial Coliseum. The non-conference match-up against the SEC opponent was the team’s first action after a week off. Jayda Johnson was the only Lady Tiger able to reach double-digits with a team-high 19 points while I’mani Davis just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds. TSU committed 24 turnovers and only shot 26.7 percent from the field in the contest.
ABOUT YOUNGSTOWN STATE
Youngstown State (9-2) had won three-straight before falling to Akron on the road, 74-49, in the last outing. Sarah Cash (15) and Alison Smolinski (10) led the team in scoring in the loss.
The Horizon League members are led in scoring and rebounding by Cash with 12.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per outing. Nikki Arbanas’ 11.6 points per game.
As a team, Youngstown State is averaging 67.6 points per game while shooting 40.2 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from three-point range.
TSU will match up with Youngstown State for the fourth time with YSU leading the series 3-0. In the last meeting, the Penguins defeated the Lady Tigers, 73-66 in the inaugural Teresa Phillips Thanksgiving Classic (11/30/14).
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.
The Lady Tigers will begin Ohio Valley Conference against Southeast Missouri on Saturday, January 2 on the road. Game time is set for 2 p.m. in the Show Me Center. TSU will meet SEMO for the 46th time with the Redhawks holding a 24-21 advantage. The Lady Tigers claimed the only match-up last season, 62-55 in the Gentry Center. TSU has won the last three meetings.