|January 05, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
TSU Lady Tigers
|Stats at a Glance||JSUWBB||TSU|
|FG Percentage||.362 (21-58)||.231 (15-65)|
|3P FG Percentage||.200 (3-15)||.087 (2-23)|
|FT Percentage||.773 (17-22)||.588 (20-34)|
ELLIOTT - 3
BANNER - 2
ELLIOT - 2
LONG - 1
WALKER - 1
ELLIOT - 1
TENNESSEE STATE (0-13, 0-1 OVC)
vs JACKSONVILLE STATE (6-6, 0-1 OVC)
Saturday, Jan. 5 | 3:00 p.m.
Nashville, Tenn. | Gentry Center
Tennessee State women’s basketball returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 5 against Jacksonville State in conference action. Game time is set for 3 p.m. in Gentry Center. The game will be TSU’s second in three days.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State is still looking for its first win of the 2018-19 campaign after falling to Tennessee Tech, 69-59, in the OVC opener. Saturday’s game will mark the second game of a much-needed homestand as the Lady Tigers spent most of the preseason on the road.
Sophomore Taylor Roberts leads TSU in scoring with 15.4 points per game while Tia Wooten is averaging 12.1 ppg. Lauren Elliott is the team’s third leading scorer while Jaden Wrightsell pulls down a team-best 7.1 rpg.
As a team, TSU is averaging 58.7 ppg while shooting 31.8 percent from the field, including 21.8 percent from three-point range and 72.1 percent from the free-throw line.
The Lady Tigers are led by second year head coach Jessica Kern.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Jacksonville State (6-6, 0-1 OVC) is coming off a 66-52 loss to reigning champion Belmont on Thursday. JSU averages 58.9 ppg while shooting 34.5 percent from the field and 24.7 percent from three-point range. Destiney Elliott (12.4 ppg) and Rayven Pearson (10.2 ppg) lead the team scoring.
Tennessee State will match up with Jacksonville State for the 35th time with the series tied, 17-17. JSU claimed both meetings last season including a 62-61 thriller in Alabama. The Gamecocks have won three straight.
LAST TIME THEY MET
In a game that went down to the wire, TSU lost a heartbreaker to Jacksonville State, 62-61, in Pete Mathews Coliseum. TSU led by as many as 13 and had a four-point lead late but saw the game slip away in the final 28 seconds. JSU made key plays and took advantage of a missed TSU free-throw and turnover to steal the win. The Lady Tigers were led in scoring by Tia Wooten’s 19 points while Taylor Roberts added 15.
There will be a video (ESPN+) and audio (102.1 FM) stream of the game while live stats will be available through tsustatbroadcast.com. Links can be found under the schedule on tsutigers.com.
Conference play continues for TSU on Thursday January 10, when the Lady Tigers take on Eastern Kentucky. Tip-off is slated for 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.