TENNESSEE STATE (1-6)
vs No. 18 ARIZONA (9-0)
Thursday, Dec. 12 | 7:30 p.m. CT
McKale Center | Tuscon, Ariz.
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will return to action on Thursday, Dec.12 at Arizona. Game time for the road contest is set for 6:30 p.m.MT/7:30 p.m. CT. in the McKale Center.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State won its season opener but has dropped six straight since then. TSU is 1-6 on the season.
Tennessee State is averaging 59.0 points per game while shooting 32.7 percent from the field and 23.3 percent from long range. TSU is shooting 67.3 percent from the free-throw line.
Taylor Roberts leads the team in scoring with 13.7 ppg to go with 5.4 rpg. Jazmine Young is the second leading scorer with 11.0 ppg while Jaden Wrightsell (9.0 ppg) rounds out the top three scorers. Wrightsell is pulling down a team-best 7.0 rebounds per outing.
LAST TIME OUT
Despite inconsistencies on the offensive end, TSU battled to the end in a, 74-64, home loss to Lipscomb. TSU fell behind by double-digits twice and fought back each time to get back into the game. Down the stretch, however, TSU could not come up with the buckets it needed to close the gap. Jazmine Young scored a career-high 19 points to lead TSU while Jaden Wrightsell also registered a career-high of 18 points.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
No. 18 Arizona is off to a 9-0 start this season. Aari McDonald leads the team in scoring with 20.1 ppg while Cate Reese (14.3 ppg) is the second leading scorer. As a team, Arizona averages 74.9 points per game. The Wildcats are shooting 48.2 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from three-point range.
TSU will match-up with Arizona for the first time in the history of the two programs.
The game will be broadcast on ArizonaWildcats.com and 1400 AM /Arizona Radio. Coverage links can be found on tsutigers.com. Live updates can be found on Twitter: @tsuladytigers.
The Lady Tigers will return to the Gentry Center to host Fisk University on Sunday, December 15. Game time is set for 2 p.m.