The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will return to action on Saturday when the Lady Tigers make the short trip over to the campus of Lipscomb University. Game time is set for 4 p.m. in Allen Arena.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State fell to Kennesaw State, 65-56, in the home opener Monday night and moved to 0-2 on the season. Still looking for their first win of the 2014-15 campaign, the Lady Tigers, will look to snap a three-game losing skid dating back to last season.
After two games, Chelsea Hudson is leading the team in scoring and rebounding with 13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Brianna Lawrence (10.5 ppg) is also averaging double-digits early in the season while Rachel Allen (7.0 ppg) rounds out the top three scorers.
As a team, TSU is shooting 35 percent from the field while averaging 55.5 points per outing. The Lady Tigers have struggled shooting from the free-throw line, only connecting on 51.1 percent of their attempts to start the season.
The Lady Tigers are led by third year head coach and Hall of Famer, Larry Joe Inman.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Lipscomb fell to 1-2 on the season after falling to UAB on the road Wednesday night. LU was led by Ashley Southern’s 17 points and nine rebounds in the contest.
The Lady Bisons opened the season with a win over Wright State but have since dropped two straight.
After three games Lipscomb has three players averaging double-digits in scoring led by Danay Fothergill (14.0 ppg). Sara Bliss (13.0 ppg) and Ashley Southern (11.3 ppg) also tally double-digits in scoring.
As a team, LU is averaging 66.7 points per game while shooting 37.5 percent from the field.
TSU vs. LIPSCOMB
Tennessee State and Lipscomb will match up for the 23rd time in the series history. TSU leads the series, 18-4, but Lipscomb claimed last year’s meeting, 81-78, in the Gentry Center. The last time TSU defeated LU was a 69-60 victory in Allen Arena.
LAST TIME TSU AND LIPSCOMB MET
Rachel Allen buried a triple to force overtime but TSU fell short in an, 81-78, loss to Lipscomb in the Gentry Center. Allen led TSU with 20 points to go with seven rebounds and six assists. Chelsea Hudson recorded a double-double of 16 points and 16 rebounds while Jayda Johnson finished the contest with 14 points and nine boards.
In overtime, the Lady Tigers were down, 76-75, when they gave up two crucial offensive rebounds that allowed the Lady Bisons to go ahead, 79-75, with 16.5 seconds left.
Beatty knocked down a triple with 6.5 seconds left then TSU was forced to foul. LU made both freebies to go up by three. After going the length of the floor, Rachel Allen’s three-point shot was off the mark.
Updates on the game will be available throughout the game on the official twitter page via @TSU_Tigers. Live stats and video will also be available for the games. Links can be found on tsutigers.com under the schedule. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.