TENNESSEE STATE (2-12, 0-4 OVC)
vs MOREHEAD STATE (6-10, 2-2 OVC)
Thursday, Jan. 16 | 5:30 p.m.
Gentry Center | Nashville, Tenn.
The Tennessee State women’s basketball team will return to action at home on Thursday against Morehead State. Tip-off for the Ohio Valley Conference match-up is slated for 5:30 p.m. in Gentry Center.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (2-12, 0-4 OVC) is looking for its first conference win of the season. TSU is coming off a disappointing, 83-54, road loss to Southeast Missouri on Saturday. The Lady Tigers have dropped five consecutive games.
Tennessee State is averaging 60.8 points per game while shooting 34.3 percent from the field and 26.9 percent from long range. TSU is shooting 73.3 percent from the free-throw line.
Taylor Roberts leads the team in scoring with 15.2 ppg to go with 4.6 rpg. Jazmine Young is the second leading scorer with 11.4 ppg while. Jaden Wrightsell is pulling down a team-best 5.5 rebounds per outing.
LAST TIME OUT
TSU dropped an, 83-54, decision to SEMO. TSU struggled to get into a rhythm and fell behind early. TSU had a solid outing in the second quarter as well as the fourth but the inconsistencies in the first and third frames mounted up and led to a deficit TSU was not able to come back from. Jazmine Young led TSU in scoring with 15 points while Taylor Roberts finished with 10 points. They were the only Lady Tigers to reach double-digits.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Morehead State (6-10, 2-2 OVC) is coming off a 57-51 loss to Eastern Illinois at home on Saturday. The Eagles average 63.7 ppg while shooting 37.1 percent from the field. Breuna Jackson leads the team in 10.6 ppg while Jazmyne Elston (9.4 ppg) and Areil Kirkwood (9.3 ppg) round out the top three scorers.
LAST TIME THEY MET
The final score was not indicative of the game TSU team dropped a hard-fought, 71-55, decision to Morehead State in Johnson Arena. TSU got off to a slow start after a scoring drought hampered the Lady Tigers through most of the first half. TSU trailed by as many as 17 before clawing back to within three with seven minutes left. MSU, however, outscored TSU 19-6 in the final 6:51 to ensure the win. Wooten led TSU with 17 points while Wrister had 11 points.
TSU and Morehead State will meet for the 63rd time in the series history with the Eagles leading, 36-26. MSU has won five straight including both match-ups last season. TSU’s last win was a 69-66 victory on Jan. 11, 2017.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ and 102.1 FM. Coverage links can be found on tsutigers.com. Follow @tsuladytigers on Twitter and Instagram.
TSU hosts Eastern Kentucky Saturday, Feb.18 in Gentry Center at 2:00 p.m.