TENNESSEE STATE (2-11, 0-3 OVC)
vs SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (9-5, 1-2 OVC)
Saturday, Jan. 11 | 2:00 p.m.
Show Me Center | Cape Girardeau, Mo.
The Tennessee State women’s basketball team will play its second game in three days on Saturday when the Lady Tigers match-up with the Redhawks of Southeast Missouri. Game time is slated for 2 p.m. in the Show Me Center.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (2-11, 0-3 OVC) is looking for its first conference win of the season. TSU is coming off an 88-71 loss to UT Martin on Thursday. The Lady Tigers have dropped four straight.
Tennessee State is averaging 60.5 points per game while shooting 33.8 percent from the field and 25.8 percent from long range. TSU is shooting 71.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Taylor Roberts leads the team in scoring with 15.6 ppg to go with 4.6 rpg. Jazmine Young is the second leading scorer with 11.1 ppg while. Jaden Wrightsell is pulling down a team-best 5.5 rebounds per outing.
LAST TIME OUT
TSU got off to a good start and built an 11-point lead in the first quarter. The Lady Tigers were unable to sustain that pace and ultimately fell to UT Martin, 88-71, on the road. TSU shot better than 50 percent from the field in each quarter except the third, in which the Lady Tigers were outscored, 28-12. Taylor Roberts posted a career-high 29 points while Jazmine Young added 13.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Southeast Missouri (9-5, 1-2 OVC) opened OVC play with a win over Austin Peay but has dropped two straight since then. Tesia Thompson leads the team in scoring with 17.1 ppg while Carrie Shepard averages a team second-best 16.9 ppg. As a team, SEMO averaged 72.5 ppg while shooting 40.6 percent from the field.
LAST TIME THEY MET
TSU could not overcome a slow start in an, 87-51, loss to Southeast Missouri in the Show Me Center. TSU struggled the entire first half and fell behind by as many as 36 points. The Lady Tigers turned things around after the break and managed to outscore the Redhawks, 39-33. It wasn’t enough, however, to close the gap.
TSU and SEMO will meet for the 51st time in the series history with the Redhawks leading 29-21. The teams split last year with each team winning on its home court. SEMO has won four out of the last five contests.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN+. Coverage links can be found on tsutigers.com. Follow @tsuladytigers on Twitter and Instagram.
TSU will return home to host Morehead State on Feb.16 in Gentry Center at 5:30 p.m.