TENNESSEE STATE (5-6, 0-1 OVC)
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (6-9, 0-2 OVC)
JAN. 5 | 5:30 P.M. | GENTRY CENTER | NASHVILLE, TN
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will continue OVC action on Thursday, Jan. 5 at home versus Gentry Center. Game time for the conference match-up is set for 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (5-6, 0-1 OVC) is coming off an 80-72 loss to Murray State in the OVC opener on Saturday. TSU had won four straight prior to the loss. The Lady Tigers are 2-0 at home so far this season.
The Lady Tigers are averaging 63.9 points per contest while shooting 38.7 percent from the field and 30.3 percent from three-point range. TSU is only shooting 62.4 percent from the free-throw line.
Olivia Jones leads the team in scoring with 14.4 points per game while Jayda Johnson (13.4 ppg) and I’mani Davis (11.6 ppg) also average double-digits for the Lady Tigers. Jones and Davis are also the team’s leading rebounders.
The Lady Tigers are led by fifth year head coach and Hall of Famer, Larry Joe Inman.
LAST TIME OUT
TSU saw a seven-point halftime lead dissipate after getting outscored, 29-13, in the third quarter. The Lady Tigers were unable to overcome the deficit. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak and marked the first time that TSU suffered a loss when at least five players scored in double-digits. Kaliya Griffin and Jayda Johnson led TSU with 15 points each while I’mani Davis added 14. Olivia Jones and Diamond Beatty finished with 10 points apiece.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Southeast Missouri (6-9, 0-2 OVC) has dropped four of its last five contests, including most recently two losses to Tennessee Tech (74-63) and Eastern Kentucky (74-63) to open league play. Olivia Hackmann leads the team in scoring with 15.4 points per game while Bri Mitchell (13.1 ppg) and Hannah Noe (11.6 ppg) also average double-digits. The Redhawks turn in 73.4 points per game
TSU and SEMO will meet for the 47th time in the series history with the Redhawks holding a 25-21 advantage. Last season, SEMO defeated TSU, 75-65 in the Show Me Center.
Links for live stats, audio and video can be found under the schedule on tsutigers.com. Updates will also be posted during the game on Twitter (TSU_Tigers).
TSU will remain at home for a contest against UT Martin on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.