|December 09, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSUMBB||CSUM|
|FG Percentage||.429 (24-56)||.383 (18-47)|
|3P FG Percentage||.286 (4-14)||.217 (5-23)|
|FT Percentage||.522 (12-23)||.583 (14-24)|
CLAYTON - 1
DAVIS - 1
MOORE - 1
ANDREWS-FULTON - 2
TENNESSEE STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL (2-5)
vs. COPPIN STATE (0-10)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 9
Time: 2 p.m. CT
Location: Physical Education Complex Arena – Baltimore, Md.
Notes: TSU | Coppin State
Live Video: Coppin State UStream
Radio: Fox Sports Williamsport
Live Stats: Statbroadcast.com
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OPENING TIP: Rounding out the four-game road swing for the Tigers is a 727.5 mile trek to Coppin State for the first meeting in program history, Dec. 9 in the Physical Education Complex Arena for a 2 p.m. CT tip off. The game will be streamed on Coppin State’s UStream.
LAST TIME OUT: TSU fell to 2-5 on the season after a loss at C-USA’s preseason pick in Western Kentucky. The Tigers fell 88-74 in E.A. Diddle Arena. TSU’s second leading scorer Kamar McKnight dropped a season-and-game high 30 points. Stokley Chaffee, Jr. recorded his first double-double of the season with 10 points, 10 rebounds, while also leading the Tigers in blocks with two. The Hilltoppers shot 45 free throws, compared to TSU’s 25. More than half of TSU’s points were made in the paint (40).
ALL-TIME SERIES: Although this is the first meeting between the two programs, Tennessee State has played against three MEAC teams in the last seven seasons:
- NC A&T - 12/15/17 - L - 54-64
- Morgan State - 11/26/11 - W - 69-64
- Delaware State - 12/17/11 - W - 59-5
DONTE’S INFERNO: As TSU's leading scorer and fourth ranking scorer in the OVC, the Memphis native has entered his first year on the court for the Tigers and spread the heat. He's averaging 17.2 points per game, draining 25-of-34 free throws and 10-of-26 from three-point range.
FOR THREE: TSU ranks 23rd in the nation in 3-point field goals per game with 10.3. Nine different Tigers have made three pointers so far this season. Nashville native Tripp Davis leads TSU with 16 made three pointers. The Tigers are averaging 28 attempts from three-point range per game through seven games and are shooting 36.7 percent from distance.
ON THE ROAD: TSU is on its final hit of a four-game road swing. TSU has gone 0-4 away from the Gentry Center this season with a 79-86 loss at Lipscomb, 80-77 loss at CSUN, 77-62 loss at #10 Kentucky and 88-74 loss at Western Kentucky. Big Blue has one night at Gentry Dec. 15 before hitting the road for another three-game road streak beginning at Akron Dec. 18 and ending just two miles away at Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gymnasium Dec. 29.
UP NEXT: The Tigers head home for a one-game matchup against fellow HBCU NC A&T Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. The game will be streamed on ESPN+ and serve as Alumni Night.