TENNESSEE STATE (1-4)
at SOUTH ALABAMA (2-4)
Saturday, Nov. 30 | 1 p.m.
Mitchell Center | Mobile, Ala.
Following the Thanksgiving holiday, the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will return to action on the road at South Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 30. Game time is set for 1 p.m. in Mitchell Center.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State will look to get back on track with a road contest at South Alabama on Saturday. The Lady Tigers have dropped four straight after winning the season opener. TSU is most recently coming off a, 106-55, loss to Vanderbilt.
Tennessee State is averaging 60.2 points per game while shooting 30.7 percent from the field and 22.1 percent from long range. TSU is shooting 72.3 percent from the free-throw line.
Taylor Roberts leads the team in scoring with 15.0 ppg to go with 5.4 rpg. Jazmine Young is the second leading scorer with 10.8 ppg while freshman Deaja Richardson (7.6 rpg) rounds out the top three scorers. Jaden Wrightsell, who has missed the past three games, 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
Despite getting off to a solid start, TSU fell to Vanderbilt, 106-55, Monday night in the Gentry Center. The score was, 23-20, when the Commodores seized control of the game and opened up the lead with a 19-0 run. Vandy maintained a comfortable advantage the rest of the way. Deaja Richardson led TSU with a career-high 14 points while Jazmine Young scored 12 points. Taylor Roberts didn’t reach double-digits for the first time this season after limited minutes due to an early exit.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
South Alabama (2-4) is coming off a 103-59 win over Mobile on Tuesday. The Jaguars average 73.0 ppg while shooting 39.3 percent from the field and 29.7 percent from three-point range. Five players average double-digits in scoring led by Antoinette Lewis’ 18.8 ppg and 12.3 rpg. Shaforia Kines (15.0 ppg), Savannah Jones (13.0 ppg) ana Damaya Telemaque (10.4 ppg) round out the top scorers for USA.
Saturday will mark the fifth meeting between TSU and South Alabama. The Jaguars have won two straight and lead the all-time series 3-1. USA claimed last year’s meeting, a 78-56 victory in the Gentry Center, while TSU’s only win was a 76-69 decision on December 3, 2011.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN+. Coverage links can be found on tsutigers.com. Live updates can be found on Twitter: @tsuladytigers.
TSU will not return to action until December 8 when the Lady Tigers host crosstown rival Lipscomb. Game time is set for 2 p.m. in the Gentry Center.