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Tigers on the road at Alabama A&M
Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Nashville, Tenn. - After picking up their first road win of the season, the Tigers will look to add another when Tennessee State University travels to Alabama A&M for a non conference showdown.

The Tigers will match-up against their SWAC rival on Tuesday, Dec. 7, in Huntsville, Ala. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the T. Elmore Gymnasium.

TSU (2-6) is coming off a, 77-67, OVC victory over Southeast Missouri State on Dec. 4, snapping a five game losing streak. Kenny Moore led all scorers with a career and game high, 22 points (7-of-12), while recording the top performance on the boards, nine rebounds. RECAP...

When matching up against the SWAC on the hardwood, TSU is 81-34. The Tigers lead the all-time series over the Bulldogs, 14-3, picking up their last win over AAMU, 80-77, at the Gentry Center in 2009. Wil Peters posted 17 points; Jacquan Nobles added 13 and Robert Covington notched a game-high 10 boards. RECAP...

The teams have split the last four meetings claiming victory on their home court. In three of those meetings, the decision was decided by three points or less.  The last time TSU dropped a game to AAMU was in 2008 at the Elmore Gymnasium, 69-67. RECAP...

Currently, Moore is the Tigers' top scorer with a team best in points (14.6 ppg) and rebounds (7.6 rpg). Covington, who led the team in both stats going into the last game, follows with 13.5 ppg and 7.5 rpg.

Patrick Miller adds 11.9 ppg with Peters pacing the offense with 11.6 ppg. Peters will enter the game as the team's top shooter averaging .500 from the floor, .560 from three-point range, and .950 from the free-throw line.

AAMU (3-2) is coming off a 75-70 win at home against Martin Methodist on Saturday and posts a 3-0 record in Elmore Gymnasium on the season. The Bulldogs have traded defeats for victories after opening the season with 93-77 win over Talladega on Nov. 13. Their losses on the season come by the hands of Western Kentucky, 83-61, and Alabama, 76-50.

The Bulldogs scoring efforts are led by Casey Canty (12.6 ppg) and SWAC Preseason second team selection Cornelius Hester (11.2 ppg). DeMarquelle Tabb is AAMU's top rebounder averaging 7.3 points per contest, followed by Jerome Hunter's 7.0 rpg.

The Tigers will play their next game at home in the Gentry Center when they take on LeMoyne-Owen on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m.