TENNESSEE STATE (10-14, 5-6 OVC)
TENNESSEE TECH (7-17, 3-8 OVC)
WED, FEB. 10 | 5:30 P.M. | GENTRY CENTER | NASHVILLE, TN
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball will conclude its home stand with a match-up against Tennessee Tech on Wednesday. Game time for the OVC contest is slated for 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State was finally able to snap a five-game losing streak after defeating Morehead State, 78-76, Saturday night. The Lady Tigers moved to 10-14 overall and 5-6 in the OVC. Currently TSU is sitting in 7th place in the league standings.
Jayda Johnson leads the Lady Tigers in scoring and rebounding with 15.2 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. I’mani Davis follows with 13.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game while Brianna Lawrence rounds out the top three scorers with 11.0 ppg.
As a team, TSU is averaging 62.3 points per game while shooting 36.6 percent from the field and 30.0 percent from three-point range. From the free-throw line, TSU is shooting 65.7 percent.
The Lady Tigers are led by fourth year head coach and Hall of Famer, Larry Joe Inman.
LAST TIME OUT
Tennessee State turned in one of its best offensive performances of season and came away with a 78-76 win over Morehead State Saturday night in the Gentry Center. The Lady Tigers knocked down 12 three-pointers and shot 51.7 percent from the field in the win. The game was tied with less than four seconds remaining when Brianna Lawrence drove the length of the floor and tossed in a floater at the buzzer for the game winner. She finished with 18 points while Jayda Johnson added 17. I’mani Davis recorded her third double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
ABOUT TENNESSEE TECH
Tennessee Tech (7-17, 3-8 OVC) has dropped three straight and is recently coming off a, 55-46, loss at Jacksonville State on Saturday.
Tennessee Tech has one player averaging double-digits in scoring. The Golden Eagles are led by Samaria Howard’s 20.0 points per game. Hannah Goolsby (8.8), Yaktavia Hickson (8.6 ppg) round out the top three scorers.
TTU turns in 61.8 points per game while shooting 38.7 percent from the field.
The Golden Eagles are currently in a tie for 10th place in the OVC race.
TSU and Tennessee Tech will match up for the 64th time with Tech holding a, 51-12, lead. The Golden Eagles claimed the first meeting of the season, 70-60, in Cookeville on Jan. 21.
LAST TIME THEY MET
TSU led for 37 minutes and 31 seconds of the game but could not hold off a late rally by Tennessee Tech. The Golden Eagles only had the lead for 1:07 but it was enough to seal the win. TSU was outscored 31-16 in the fourth quarter. The loss snapped Tennessee State’s four-game winning streak and was the start of TSU’s five-game slump. I’mani Davis led TSU with 22 points and nine rebounds while Brianna Lawrence finished with 18. Tech was led in scoring by Samaria Howard’s 23 points while Yaktavia Hickson (14) and Alliyah Smith (10) also registered double-digits.
Updates on the game will be available throughout the game on the official twitter page via @TSU_Tigers. Links for live stats, video and radio will also be available on tsutigers.com.
TSU will return to the road to face Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, Feb. 13. Game time is set for 4 p.m. in Alumni Coliseum.