NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State Tigers will take to the road for their second game of the season as they face the Tennessee Volunteers. The game will tip off at 6:30 p.m. (CST) Friday in Thompson-Boling Arena.
The Tigers will enter the meeting with the Vols fresh off a season-opening win over Trevecca on Tuesday night in the Gentry Center. Sophomore guard Adrian Pritchett drained a 15-footer as the final horn in regulation sounded to give TSU first-year head coach Cy Alexander a victory in his first game as TSU's head coach.
TSU will be going against a Vol team that has had a full week off from game action after a season-opening win of their own, an 81-70 victory over Southern Conference member Wofford last Friday. Scooter McFadgon, who has been rated as the nation's top transfer this season coming to UT from Memphis, scored 31 points in his first game as a Vol.
The Tigers got 19 points from junior forward Roshaun Bowens, all coming in the second half. Senior Garrett Richardson scored 14 of his 16 points in the opening half. Freshman guard Bruce Price tallied 14, but was injured late in the game and his status for the UT game in uncertain.
TSU and UT will meet for the third time. The teams last met in 1998.
The trip to Knoxville comes in a four-game homestand to open the season. The Tigers will host Chattanooga on Monday night and Fisk next Thursday (Dec. 4). Both games have 7 p.m. stats in the Gentry Center.