TENNESSEE STATE (9-11, 4-6 OVC)
AUSTIN PEAY (11-12, 5-5 OVC)
SATURDAY, FEB. 4 | 4:00 P.M.
DUNN CENTER | CLARKSVILLE, TN
In another imperative OVC contest, the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 4 on the road at Austin Peay. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. in the Dunn Center.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (9-11, 4-6 OVC) is coming off a 69-58 win over Eastern Illinois on Wednesday. The victory snapped a two-game losing skid for the Lady Tigers. TSU is 6-2 at home but has only managed a 2-8 mark on the road this season.
The Lady Tigers are averaging 64.5 points per contest while shooting 39.8 percent from the field and 30.6 percent from three-point range. TSU is only shooting 63.8 percent from the free-throw line.
Jayda Johnson leads the team in scoring with 13.8 points per game while I’mani Davis (10.3 ppg) and Olivia Jones (9.6) round out the top three scorers for the Lady Tigers. Johnson, 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
Tennessee State led from beginning to end and controlled the tempo for most of the game. TSU led by as many as 14 before going on to defeat Eastern Illinois, 69-58. Tia Wooten led TSU with 14 points while I’mani Davis recorded a double-double of 13 points and 17 rebounds. Diamond Beatty also tallied 13 points and Jayda Johnson chipped in 11.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Austin Peay (11-12, 5-5 OVC) is most recently coming off an 80-71 loss to Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday. The Govs won three straight before dropping two of their last three contests. Tearra Banks leads APSU in scoring with 18.7 points per game while Beth Rates (8.7 ppg) and Falon Baker (7.6 ppg) also lead the team in scoring. As a team, Austin Peay averages 66.3 while shooting 41.2 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from three-point range. Like TSU, APSU struggles from the free-throw line, only managing a .659 clip from the charity stripe.
TSU and APSU will meet for the 60th time in the series history with APSU holding a 31-28 advantage. TSU claimed last year’s contest and has won five straight.
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 return to the Gentry Center to host Tennessee Tech on Feb. 8 for Kid’s Day. Game time is set for 11 a.m.