TENNESSEE STATE (9-12, 4-4 OVC)
JACKSONVILLE STATE (8-13, 3-6 OVC)
SATURDAY, JAN. 30 | 2 P.M. | PETE MATHEWS COLISEUM | JACKSONVILLE, ALA.
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will conclude its four-game road swing with a conference match-up at Jacksonville State on Saturday, Jan. 30. Game time is set for 2 p.m. in Pete Mathews Coliseum.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (9-12) will look to get back on track after dropping its third straight contest and falling to 4-4 Wednesday. The Lady Tigers dropped a disappointing, 77-50, decision to the Skyhawks. While holding a perfect 7-0 record at home, TSU has struggled on the road. The Lady Tigers are now 1-10 in away contests.
Juniors Jayda Johnson (14.6 ppg) and I’mani Davis (13.5 ppg) lead TSU in scoring while senior Brianna Lawrence (10.8 ppg) rounds out the top three scorers. These three upperclassmen also lead the Lady Tigers in rebounding.
As a team, TSU is averaging 61.7 points per game and shooting 35.6 percent from the field, including 29.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66.6 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 suffered a disappointing, 77-50, loss to UT Martin on the road Wednesday night. The Lady Tigers struggled on both ends of the floor the entire night and only managed to make 19-of-63 field goals in the game. Jayda Johnson led TSU with a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds while Brianna Lawrence tallied 12 points and three steals.
ABOUT JACKSONVILLE STATE
Jacksonville State (8-13, 3-6 OVC) had lost four straight before snapping the skid with a road-win over Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday. The Gamecocks edged the Colonels, 56-54. JSU erased a four-point deficit in the final 45 seconds left to steal the win.
Brianna Benson leads Jacksonville State with 11.3 points per game while Gretchen Morrison (9.8 ppg) and Tyler Phelion (9.3 ppg) round out the top three scorers. Rayven Pearson pulls down a team best 5.9 rebounds per game.
Jacksonville State averages 55.8 points per game while shooting 36.0 percent from the field. The Gamecocks connect 30.7 of their three-point attempts and 65.8 percent of their free-throws.
TSU and JSU will match-up for the 29th time with the series tied at 14-all. The teams split last year’s meetings with each squad winning on their home floor.
Updates on the game will be available throughout the game on the official twitter page via @TSU_Tigers. Links for live stats and video will also be available on tsutigers.com.
TSU will return home to host Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday, Feb. 3 for Kid’s Day. Metro school students K-12 get into the game for free. Tip-off is slated for 11 a.m. in the Gentry Center. TSU and EKU will match up for the 58th time in the series history with the Colonels holding a 37-20 advantage. TSU, however, has won five-straight meetings including a sweep last season. EKU’s last win was Jan. 28, 2013.