Lady Tigers Turn Focus to Austin Peay
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Lady Tigers Turn Focus to Austin Peay

vs AUSTIN PEAY (10-7, 3-3 OVC)

Thursday, Jan. 18 | 3:00 p.m.
Gentry Center | Nashville, Tenn.

OVC Digital Network
102.1 The Ville
Twitter - @tsuladytigers

In the first contest of a four-game home stand, the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will host Austin Peay, Thursday night in the Gentry Center. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. The Lady Tigers are looking to snap a two-game skid and pick up their second OVC win of the season.

Tennessee State (3-12, 1-5 OVC) is most recently coming off a 74-63 loss to SIU Edwardsville on the road. 

Redshirt junior Tia Wooten is leading the team with an OVC best 20.6 points per game while freshman Taylor Roberts averages 15.5 points per outing. Jaden Wrightsell (7.8 ppg) and Kaliya Griffin (7.3 pgg) round out the top scorers for TSU. Wooten and Roberts also lead the team in rebounding.

As a team, TSU is averaging 67.7 points per game while shooting 37.1 from the field and 28.5 percent from three-point range. The Lady Tigers are shooting 73.8 from the free-throw line.

In the OVC, TSU is tied for second in offensive rebounds, third in steals and fourth free-throw percentage.

LAST TIME OUT: Tennessee State trailed by 19 before cutting the lead to single digits but ultimately fell to SIUE on the road, 74-63, Saturday on the road. TSU outscored SIUE, 54-50, in the last three quarters but it wasn’t enough to overcome getting outscored 24-9 in the opening period. Maxine Beard, Taylor Roberts and Taylor Williams each tallied 13 points for TSU while Tia Wooten registered her 5th double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

ABOUT THE OPPONENT: Austin Peay (10-7, 3-3 OVC) has dropped its last two contests and is most recently coming of a, 65-47, loss to Jacksonville State. The Governors won three straight before its most recent skid. Falon Baker leads the team in scoring with 10.1 ppg while Keisha Gregory (9.8 ppg) and Brianne Alexander (9.2 ppg) round out the top three scorers. As a team, APSU averages 63.8 points per game while shooting 40.3 from the field, including 32.4 from three points range.

SERIES INFORMATION: Tennessee State will match up with Austin Peay for the 61st time in the series history with APSU holding a 32-28 lead. APSU claimed last year’s meeting, 79-63, but TSU has won six of the last seven meetings, including six straight until last season’s loss.

COVERAGE: Links for live stats, radio and video can be found on the schedule on Updates will also be posted during the game on Twitter (@tsuladytigers).

UP NEXT: Tennessee State continues its home stand with a game versus Murray State on Saturday. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. in Gentry Center.