NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State Tigers return to the court for their first Ohio Valley Conference road trip of the season when they make the trip to western portion of the state to play Tennessee-Martin Saturday (Jan. 11).
The Tigers will be playing their first game since last Saturday's loss in the Gentry Center against Eastern Kentucky. Interim head coach Hosea Lewis hopes the week of practice allowed time for the Tigers to regroup and focus on basketball.
?The players have been through a lot, but we have worked hard this week,? said Lewis. ?We want to concentrate on basketball and be ready to play a very good UT Martin team.?
The Tigers will be facing a Skyhawk team that is off to an 8-4 start. UTM got its league schedule off to a good start Thursday night with a 66-64 home victory over Austin Peay.
TSU owns a 22-10 lead in the series, but UTM won both meetings for the first time in a season last year. The game has a scheduled 6 p.m. start in Skyhawk Arena.