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MBB takes on Saint Louis
Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University Tigers will enter their last game of an eight-day road trip when they face Saint Louis University on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Chaifetz Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

This will be the third game in the all-time series between the teams with the Tigers trailing the Bilikens, 2-0. The last game was in 1992, 83-61, in St. Louis, Mo.

TSU (1-3) is coming off an, 87-72, loss to Air Force on Saturday and will look to snap their two-game skid.

Kenny Moore leads the Tigers in scoring with 15 points per game to compliment 8.8 rebounds per contest. Against Air Force, Moore registered a game high, while tying his best performance since joining the team, with 18 points. In the last two games, Moore has shot 15-of-15 from the line.

TSU will look for Patrick Miller to get things started early after being held scoreless in the first half in the last two games. However, Miller responded scoring 14 points against Illinois State and 16 against Air Force. With all of his points coming in the second half, he was named OVC Freshman of the Week for the second time in that many weeks.

Robert Covington follows with 10.8 points per game and is the top rebounder with 9.3 per game. Covington has been plagued with early foul trouble in the last two contests.

SLU (1-2) enters after a win against Rockhurst and losses to Austin Peay State and Georgia. Their match-up is currently fourth of a five-game home stand. Junior guard Kyle Cassity leads the team in scoring with 15.3 ppg. Freshman forward Rob Loe follows with 14.0 ppg and a team-high-tying 4.7 rpg.

Loe turned in one of the game's top scores with 19 points vs. Georgia and also leads the club with seven 3-pointers and shoots 53.8 percent from 3-point land. Loe was selected for the league's All-Rookie team and Cody Ellis was named to the Atlantic 10 preseason third team.

The Tigers will return home to the Gentry Center to play inner city rivals Belmont on Monday, Nov. 29. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.