NASHVILLE --- For the first time in five years, the Gentry Center will be the location for a live basketball telecast as the Tennessee Tigers play host to the Morehead State Eagles in an Ohio Valley Conference contest. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday and the game can be seen on Fox Sports Network South (FSN South).
The up-and-coming TSU program will have a chance to move to 6-4 in the OVC race against a Morehead State team that advanced to the semifinals of the OVC Tournament last season. This year, the Eagles are looking to move up in the OVC race and currently stand 3-6 in the league.
Local Nashville air personality Blake Fulton and former Auburn head coach Cliff Ellis will call the action. The last time a game was televised from the Gentry Center was Feb. 19, 2000 when the Tigers lost a 100-85 decision to former OVC member Middle Tennessee.
The Tigers opened the homestand on a successful note with a 75-63 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Thursday.
The TSU women, coming off a tough 60-58 loss against league-leading EKU, will host the Morehead State women at 5 p.m. The game was moved up 30 minutes due to the men's game being televised.
(Note: FSN is on Comcast Channel 28 in Nashville. Please check your local listing in your area.)