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Tigers Return Home to Host Owls
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tigers Return Home to Host Owls

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State University men’s basketball team returns home for a game against Kennesaw State on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Gentry Center.

The Tigers (2-12) will take on the Owls (4-10) for the first time in school history. Both teams are entangled in losing streaks as TSU has dropped 11 straight games while Kennesaw State has lost three straight.

TSU is coming off a 60-40 loss at Texas Christian. The Horned Frogs remained unbeaten after holding the Tigers to six points through the final 10 minutes. TCU also won the battle of the boards 50-29.

Jay Harris led TSU in scoring, for the game, with 10 points on 50 percent shooting (4-for-8). The Horned Frogs held the Tigers’ other leading scorer, Marcus Roper, to two points.

Kennesaw State fell to Illinois University in Champagne 93-45 on Dec. 27. The Illini held the Owls to 24.6 percent shooting from the floor.

Yonel Brown paces the Owls’ offense, so far this season, scoring 13.1 points per game. He is also their leading free-throw shooter with a .875 clip (49-for-56). Orlando Coleman heads up the rebounding side of Kennesaw State with 85 total boards on the year (6.1 rebounds per game).

The tigers will host their first game since Hampton on Dec. 2 and their first of three-straight.

TSU is looking to get out of an offensive bind as they have been held to less than 50 points for the past three games.

Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. This will be the Tigers last non-conference game of the season.