NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State returns to the court to host Alabama A&M in the Gentry Center on Tuesday night. The game will be the Tigers' first since a tough 96-94 defeat at Middle Tennessee last Sunday.
The Tigers bring a 4-4 overall record into their third home game of the season. The contest against the Bulldogs begins a stretch of three games over a five-day period that will include road games at Southeastern Conference opponents Arkansas (Thursday) and Alabama (Saturday).
Coach Cy Alexander's Tigers have defeated Cal State-Northridge and Delaware in the Las Vegas Holiday Tournament and in-town foes Trevecca and Fisk in the two previous home games. TSU has already been involved in three overtime tilts, posting a 2-1 mark.
TSU has four double players averaging in double figures. Center Rod Flowers averages 16.5 ppg to lead a balanced attack. Also averaging in double figure scoring are Bruce Price (14.5 pg), Wayne Arnold (10.4 ppg) and Kareem Grant (10.3 ppg). Flowers averages 9.9 in the rebounding department.
Alabama A&M is 3-4 overall. The Bulldogs have won two of their last three games. A&M rolled to a 68-42 win over Stephen F. Austin last week before dropping a tough 71-68 decision at unbeaten Texas A&M in its last outing on Saturday.