|November 12, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Tennessee State Lady Tigers
|Stats at a Glance||TSU||XU|
|FG Percentage||.403 (25-62)||.423 (22-52)|
|3P FG Percentage||.125 (1-8)||.389 (7-18)|
|FT Percentage||.333 (3-9)||.600 (12-20)|
BEARD - 3
JOHNSON - 2
LAUREN HILL TIP-OFF CLASSIC
Nov. 12 | 1 P.M. ET | Cintas Center | Cincinnati, Ohio
TENNESSEE STATE (0-0)
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will officially kick-off the 2016-17 season on Friday, Nov. 12 at Big East member Xavier as a part of the Lauren Hill Tip-Off Classic. Game time is set for 1 p.m. ET in Cintas Center.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State returns nine players from a team that went 12-18 overall and 7-9 in the Ohio Valley Conference last season. The Lady Tigers also added five newcomers to the squad. Highlighting the returners are Preseason All-OVC selections Jayda Johnson and I’mani Davis.
Johnson led the team in scoring last season with 15.7 points per game while hauling in 6.8 rebounds per outing. I’mani Davis posted 12.3 points per game and pulled down a team-best 7.7 rebounds per contest.
As a team, TSU averaged 61.6 points per game while shooting 36 percent from the field. The Lady Tigers connected 66.9 percent of their free-throw attempts.
The Lady Tigers are led by fifth year head coach and Hall of Famer, Larry Joe Inman.
Xavier is a member of the Big East and will open the season with Tennessee State on Nov. 12.
Last season, the Muskateers went 17-13 overall and 8-10 in the Big East. Xavier has 10 players returning from that team in addition to four newcomers.
Among the returners in Preseason All-Big East Selection Raeshaun Gaffney. The senior led the team in scoring (11.1 ppg) and rebounding (4.8 rpg). Maddison Blackwell, the only other returning starter, averaged 9.2 ppg in Big East games.
The Musketeers were tabbed to finish nine in the preseason coaches poll.
TSU and Xavier will meet for the first time in the series history.
Links for live stats, audio and video can be found under the schedule on tsutigers.com. There will also be in-game updates on Twitter during the game.
The Lady Tigers will face another tough opponent in Big 12 member Oklahoma State on Nov. 15. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in Gallagher-Iba Arena.