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December 14, 20151st2nd1OT 2OT Final
Tennessee State3136111593
Stats at a GlanceTSUMBBSTET
FG Percentage.430 (34-79) .406 (28-69)
3P FG Percentage.474 (9-19) .406 (13-32)
FT Percentage.800 (16-20) .700 (21-30)
Offensive Rebounds2215
Defensive Rebounds2925
Total Rebounds5140
Bench Points924
PointsDESHIELDS - 27
ReboundsMARTIN - 17
MYLES - 11
AssistsDESHIELDS - 4
StealsLOMAN - 4
BlocksMARTIN - 5
PEGG - 1
Men's Basketball Heads to Stetson
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Men's Basketball Heads to Stetson

Monday, Dec. 14 | 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT)
Edmunds Center | DeLand, Fla.

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OPENING TIP: The Tigers will look to extend their winning streak to five games with a Monday night test at Stetson in DeLand, Fla. TSU defeated Stetson on Dec. 5 by a 74-54 final score in Nashville. 

LAST TIME OUT: Stifling defense and a balanced attack carried TSU to a 64-52 victory over Grambling State on Saturday afternoon in Chicago. Redshirt senior Keron DeShields paced the offense with 16 points on the day.

For the Tigers (6-2), it is their fourth win in a row, marking their longest winning streak since the 2012-13 season. Eight games into the season, TSU already has more wins (6) than last year’s total (5).  TSU held Grambling to 21-for-62 (33.3 percent) shooting from the field and ran out to a 32-20 halftime lead. It is the fourth-consecutive game holding an opponent to 20 or fewer points in the first half for the Tigers.

ABOUT STETSON:  The Hatters have been idle since the Dec. 5 game at TSU when the Tigers earned a 74-54 victory in Nashville. The high-powered Stetson offense averages 79.7 points per game led by Derick Newton’s 14.2 points per game. Stetson has gone 1-1 at home this season with a win over Fort Valley State followed by a loss to UCF. Brian Pegg is averaging a shade under a double-double with 10.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

ALL-TIME SERIES: Tennessee State holds a 2-0 lead in the all-time series versus Stetson entering Monday. The TSU-Stetson series dates back to the 1966-67 season when the Tigers earned a 65-53 win over the Hatters in the Consolation Round of the Division II NCAA Tournament.

LAST TIME VERSUS STETSON:  TSU earned a 74-54 home victory over Stetson on Dec. 5 at the Gentry Center to improve to 5-2 on the season. Wayne Martin secured his fifth double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead TSU. Keron DeShields chipped in with 19 points, while Demontez Loman pulled down a season-high 12 rebounds in the win. Tahjere McCall facilitated the offense with a career-high eight assists to go with eight points, five rebounds and five steals. The Tigers posted a strong defensive effort, holding Stetson to 18-first half points and a season low 54 points for the game.

UP NEXT: The Tigers return home to face cross-town opponent Lipscomb on Thursday, Dec. 17. Game time at the Gentry Center in Nashville, Tenn. is set for 7 p.m.