TENNESSEE STATE (1-3)
vs VANDERBILT (4-1)
Monday, Nov. 25 | 6 p.m.
Gentry Center | Nashville, Tenn.
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will conclude its three-game homestand with a match-up against SEC member Vanderbilt University Monday night in the Gentry Center. Game time is set for 6 p.m. The match-up will be the Commodores first trip to TSU’s campus since 1991.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (1-3) is coming off a 62-57 loss to loss to Alcorn State at home. The Lady Tigers won the season opener but have dropped three straight.
Tennessee State is averaging 61.5 points per game while shooting 30.8 percent from the field. TSU is shooting 74.5 percent from the free-throw line.
Taylor Roberts leads the team in scoring with 18.3 ppg to go with 6.5 rpg. Jazmine Young is the second leading scorer with 10.5 ppg while Jaden Wrightsell is pulling down a team best 9.0 rebounds per outing.
Tennessee State is led by third-year head coach Jessica Kern.
LAST TIME OUT
The game went down to the wire but Alcorn State made plays down the stretch to secure a, 62-57, win over Tennessee State. ASU took a two-point lead with a one minute remaining but an empty possession coupled with made free-throws by the opponent put the game out of reach. Taylor Roberts recorded a double-double with a game-high 25 points and 12 rebounds. Jazmine Young finished with 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Vanderbilt (4-1) has won two straight and is coming off a 74-46 win over Furman. The Commodores’ only loss of the season was a 61-54 decision to No. 4 UConn. Mariella Fasoula leads the team in scoring with 16.0 ppg while Brinae Alexander (15.2 ppg) and Koi Love (9.6 ppg) round out the top three scorers. VU is shooting 45.3 percent from the field while averaging 71.0 points per game.
Tennessee State will face Vanderbilt for the 18th time in the all-time series history with the Commodores leading, 15-2. VU has won 14 straight, including last year’s 89-63 win in Memorial Gymnasium. TSU’s only wins came during the 1977-78 and 1979-80 season. Last year’s meeting was the first time the teams had met since 2009. Vandy will play at TSU for the seventh time in the series history. Vandy will play at TSU for the seventh time in the series history and for the first time since Dec. 12, 1991 – VU won that match up, 79-42.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ and 102.1 FM. Coverage links can be found on tsutigers.com. Live updates can be found on Twitter: @tsuladytigers.
Women's basketball will hold a food drive on Monday. Fans are asked to bring a canned good or non-perishable food item to the game. The first 100 fans that bring a donation will receive a free t-shirt.
TSU will take a break for the holiday then return to action on Saturday, Nov.30 at South Alabama. Game time is set for 1 p.m. in Mobile, Ala. at the Mitchell Center.