Thursday, Nov. 14 | 6:00 p.m. CT
Knoxville, Tenn. | Thompson Boling Arena
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will hit the road to face the Tennessee Lady Vols for the second game of the season on Thursday. Game time is set for 6 p.m. CT in Thompson Boling Arena.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State is coming off an 83-65 win over Wilberforce University in the season opener last week. With the victory, TSU started the season with a 1-0 record for the first time since 2012-13.
TSU returned eight letterwinners from last season while six newcomers joined the team.
After one game, Taylor Roberts, who is TSU’s top returning scorer from last season, leads the team in scoring. Jazmine Young scored 11 points against Wilberforce while Jaden Wrightsell pulled down 14 rebounds in the opener.
Tennessee State is led by third-year head coach Jessica Kern.
LAST TIME OUT
Tennessee State picked up a win in its first official game of the season after defeating Wilberforce University, 83-65, in the Gentry Center. Junior Taylor Roberts led TSU with 19 points while sophomore Jazmine Young added 11 points and six steals. Junior Jaden Wrightsell pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds in the contest. TSU had 18 steals and shot 78.8 percent (26-of-33) from the free-throw line.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Tennessee is off to a 3-0 start. The Lady Vols are coming off a 74-63 road win at Notre Dame. Rennia Davis leads the team in scoring with 16.7 ppg while Zaay Green (13.0 ppg), Jordan Horston (11.0 ppg) and Tamari Key (10.0 ppg) are also averaging double digits in scoring. Davis also leads the team in rebounds with 8.3 per game.
TSU will face UT for the sixth time in the series history. The Lady Vols have won the previous five meetings, including an 86-36 victory the last time the teams met.
The game will be broadcast on SECN+ and 102.1 FM. Coverage links can be found on tsutigers.com. Live updates can be found on Twitter: @tsuladytigers.
TSU will return to Nashville to host North Alabama on Monday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.