TENNESSEE STATE (0-3)
vs TROY (2-1)
Monday, November 27 | 6 P.M.
Nashville, Tenn. | GENTRY CENTER
GAMEDAY: Following the Thanksgiving break, the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will return to action on Monday, Nov. 27 versus Troy. Game time is set for 6 p.m. in the Gentry Center. The contest marks the conclusion of a three-game home stand for TSU.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE: TSU will be looking for its first win of the season on Monday. The Lady Tigers fell to 0-3 after suffering an 85-65 loss to an undefeated Ball State team. The Lady Tigers face Arkansas State later in the week on the road.
Redshirt junior Tia Wooten (23.0 ppg) and Freshman Taylor Roberts (17.0 ppg) lead the team in scoring while Maxine Beard (7.3 ppg) rounds out the top three scorers for TSU. Wooten and Roberts are also the team’s top rebounders with 8.0 rpg.
After three games, TSU is averaging 71.7 ppg while shooting 38.8 percent from the field. As a team, the Lady Tigers are shooting 69.6 percent from the free-throw line while struggling from beyond the arc (.184).
The Lady Tigers are under the direction of first year head coach Jessica Kern.
LAST TIME OUT:Tennessee State fell to Ball State, 85-65, at home. Taylor Roberts led TSU with 20 points and 10 rebounds while Tia Wooten notched 12 points and six boards. Asia Sims scored a career-high 10 points for TSU and Maxine Beard dished out seven assists. TSU’s struggles from three-point range continued as the Lady Tigers only managed to connect 5-of-21 from beyond the arc. TSU lost the battle of the boards, 42-37, and committed 16 turnovers in the contest.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT: Troy, a member of the Sunbelt, is off to a 2-1 start this season. The Trojans opened the season 2-0 before recently falling to Ole Miss, 96-93, on the road. Troy was picked to finish third in the Sunbelt after losing seven seniors from a squad that had won back-to-back Sunbelt Conference Championships. Senior guard Amanda Mendoza was named Second Team All-Sun Belt. Amber Rivers (17.0 ppg) leads the team in scoring while Mendonza (15.0 ppg) and Kayla Robinson also average double-digits. As a team, Troy is averaging 91.7 points per game.
SERIES INFORMATION: TSU and Troy will meet for only the 3rd time in the series history. Troy claimed the last meeting, 75-71, in 2014 while TSU’s victory was a 77-71 decision in 2013.
UP NEXT: Tennessee State continues non-conference action on Thursday, Nov. 30 against another Sunbelt opponent, Arkansas State. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in Trojan arena.