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Lady Tigers set to host Cumberland
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Lady Tigers set to host Cumberland

The Tennessee State University women's basketball team will play the second game of its three-game home stand on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.  The Lady Tigers will host Cumberland in the Gentry Center.

Tennessee State (1-2) is coming off a deciding 80-54 victory over Lipscomb University on Thursday night in the Gentry Center. TSU opened the 2011-12 campaign on the road last weekend at Cleveland State and Ohio State. The Lady Tigers dropped both contests, falling to CSU, 74-56, before suffering a, 78-51, loss to Big Ten member Ohio State on Sunday. TSU is averaging 62.3 points per outing while shooting 36.3 percent from the field, and 27.7 percent from beyond the arc. TSU is currently shooting only 47.7 percent from the free-throw line while committing an average of 18.7 turnovers per game.

Tennessee State picked up its first win of the season by defeating cross town Lipscomb University 80-54 Thursday night in the Gentry Center. TSU fell behind, 10-4, but battled back and led, 29-25 at halftime. The Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Bisons 51-29 in the second frame and grabbed 24 offensive rebounds to help seal the win.

Jasmin Shuler is leading the Lady Tigers in scoring with 17.7 points per game while Destiney Gaston (8.0 ppg) and Tayla Foster (7.7 ppg) round out the top three scorers for TSU. Gaston and Hudson are the team's leading rebounders as they each pull down 6.0 caroms per contest.

Cumberland (1-4) is coming off a 65-57 loss at St. Catharine College on Wednesday. Simone Ryan led CU with 15 points while Jessica Pace grabbed 10 rebounds.  The Bulldogs have dropped five straight, including a 62-48 exhibition loss to Austin Peay, since defeating Fisk, 74-39, in the season opener. Cumberland was selected to finish sixth in the TransSouth while Casie Cowan was voted to the 2011 Women's Preseason All-Conference Team.

Thursday will mark only the 5th meeting between the two programs as Tennessee State and Cumberland are tied 2-2. CU claimed the last meeting against TSU 66-62 in the Gentry Center. TSU fell behind early and trailed 31-22 at halftime. TSU rallied down the stretch but CU kept the Lady Tigers at bay. Jasmin Shuler and Tayla Foster each tallied 15 points to lead TSU.  

TSU vs. Cumberland will be broadcast on while live stats will be available on Live audio can also be heard online at