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Tigers Play Blue Raiders on Sunday
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Tigers Play Blue Raiders on Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With four non-conference games remaining on their schedule, the Tennessee State University men’s basketball team will travel to play Middle Tennessee State University on Sunday at the Murphy Center.

Their third game this week, the Tigers (2-9) will tip-off with the Blue Raiders (6-5) at 2:00 p.m. on Dec. 21. MTSU owns the advantage in the all-time series, 40-16. They beat TSU last season 74-66 (Jan. 7, 2014).

The coaching staff has been happy with the game-to-game contributions they’ve received from Darreon Reddick. He is averaging 5.8 points per game and 3.1 boards but most of his performance goes beyond the box score. Head coach Dana Ford has said he consistently guards the opposing team’s best scoring threat and that he is typically the first player on the floor for a loose ball.

The Tigers dropped their eighth consecutive game as Hampton won 66-54 on Friday night. In both games between the two schools this season TSU was held to 54.

MTSU pulled off a home victory over UT-Chattanooga on Friday 68-58. The Blue Raiders shot 48 percent from the floor and 58 percent from beyond the arc.

Reggie Upshaw (X points per game) and Jacquez Rozier (X) lead MTSU on offense. Both players also lead in crashing the boards as Upshaw averages X per game while Rozier has X rebounds per contest.

Rozier is the only Blue Rainder to start each game this season.

The Tigers are 1-2 this season against other Nashville-area schools.

Game time is set for 2:00 p.m. at the Murphy Center.