TENNESSEE STATE (7-9, 2-1 OVC)
AUSTIN PEAY (5-11, 3-0 OVC)
THURSDAY | JAN. 14 | 5:30 P.M. | NASHVILLE, TN | GENTRY CENTER
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will return to action on Thursday, Jan. 14 at home against Austin Peay. Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center. The game is the second of TSU’s three-game homestead.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (7-9) won its second straight and improved to 2-1 in OVC play after defeating SIUE, 73-61, at home on Saturday. The Lady Tigers are 5-0 in the Gentry Center this season.
Juniors Jayda Johnson (14.3 ppg) and I’mani Davis (13.4 ppg) lead TSU in scoring while senior Brianna Lawrence (9.6 ppg) rounds out the top three scorers. These three upperclassmen also lead the Lady Tigers in rebounding.
As a team, TSU is averaging 61.6 points per game and shooting 35.5 percent from the field, including 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 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 won its second straight game after knocking-off OVC opponent SIU Edwardsville, 73-61, Saturday night in the Gentry Center. TSU jumped out to a fast start and outscored SIUE, 21-8, in the first quarter. I’mani Davis led TSU with 20 points while Jayda Johnson added 19. Freshman Jordan Brightwell posted a career-high 13 points to go with seven rebounds. The loss was SIUE’s first league loss of the season.
ABOUT AUSTIN PEAY
Austin Peay is off to a 3-0 in league play with wins over EKU, JSU and most recently Tennessee Tech. APSU (5-11) had lost 10 consecutive games before going on a three-game winning streak to open conference play.
The Lady Govs are led in scoring by Tiasha Gray’s 18.7 points per game while Tearra Banks (13.2 ppg) also averages double-digits in scoring. Falon Baker rounds out the top three scorers with 8.2 per outing.
As a team, Austin Peay averages 66.8 points per game while shooting 41.1 percent from the field and 31.4 percent from three-point range.
APSU is 5-2 at home but 0-9 in away and neutral games. Tiasha Gray was named OVC Player of the Week on Tuesday after a 30-point outing against Tech and 16 points versus EKU.
TSU and Austin Peay will match up for the 59th time with APSU leading, 31-27. TSU claimed last year’s meeting 81-78 in overtime (1/17/15). TSU has won five straight as APSU’s last win was a 74-66 victory on 2/12/11.
Updates on the game will be available throughout the game on the official twitter page via @TSU_Tigers. Links for live stats, video and audio will also be available on tsutigers.com.
TSU will wrap up its three-game home stand with an OVC match-up against Murray State on Saturday. TSU and Murray State will meet for the for the 56th time in the series history with the Racers leading 32-23. TSU claimed last year’s meeting, 76-72, on the road. TSU has won three straight with MSU’s last win (87-83) coming on 2/23/12.