|January 21, 2017||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||JSU||TSUMBB|
|FG Percentage||.615 (24-39)||.443 (27-61)|
|3P FG Percentage||.733 (11-15)||.412 (7-17)|
|FT Percentage||.818 (27-33)||.783 (18-23)|
TEAM - 5
McCALL - 2
CUNNINGHAM - 3
TENNESSEE STATE (12-7, 3-3 OVC)
vs. JACKSONVILLE STATE (12-9, 4-2 OVC)
Saturday, Jan. 21 | 7:30 p.m.
Gentry Center | Nashville, Tenn.
VIDEO: OVC Digital Network – John Freeman on the call
RADIO: 102.1 FM The Light - Greg Pogue (pxp) and Albert Dawson (analysis) on the call
LIVE STATS: Statbroadcast.com
GAME NOTES: TENNESSEE STATE | JACKSONVILLE STATE
SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter - @TSU_Tigers | Instagram - @TSUTigers | #BigBlueRising
OPENING TIP: The Tennessee State men’s basketball team plays its second-consecutive home game, hosting Jacksonville State on Saturday night. The game is slated for a 7:30 p.m. start as the second half of a basketball doubleheader beginning with the women’s game at 5:30 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT: TSU was handed an 80-74 overtime loss by Tennessee Tech on Thursday at the Gentry Center. Tahjere McCall (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored 19 points, and Wayne Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) had his ninth double-double of the season with 15 points and 17 rebounds for the Tigers. Christian Mekowulu (Lagos, Nigeria) hit a free throw with 11.6 seconds left and TSU earned a stop on TTU’s final possession of regulation to force overtime. In the five-minute overtime, the Golden Eagles outscored TSU, 16-10.
ABOUT JACKSONVILLE STATE: The Gamecocks had won three in a row before a 77-60 loss at Belmont on Thursday night. Jacksonville State’s offense features three double-digit scorers highlighted by Malcolm Drumwright and his 12.5 points per game.
ALL-TIME SERIES VERSUS JACKSONVILLE STATE: Tennessee State is 17-11 in the all-time series versus the Gamecocks. TSU won both meetings last season and has earned victories in six of the last eight meetings between the two sides.
LAST SEASON VERSUS JACKSONVILLE STATE: The Tigers beat the Gamecocks by a 78-53 final score on the road on Jan. 30 before a 61-46 home win on Feb. 20. TSU outrebounded Jacksonville State by 13.5 boards per game and limited JSU to 28.7 percent shooting in the meetings last season. Wayne Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) averaged 11.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game with Tahjere McCall (Philadelphia, Pa.) adding 11.5 points and 6.0 rebounds.
UP NEXT: The Tigers hit the road to take on SIUE in Edwardsville, Ill. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m.