The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will return home to host OVC foe Tennessee Tech on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Game time is slated for 11 a.m. in the Gentry Center on Metro School Kid’s Day.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (7-9, 4-1 OVC) claimed its second consecutive conference road game on Saturday after a hard fought overtime win at Austin Peay. The victory improved the Lady Tigers to 4-1 in the league while TSU has won four of its last five contests.
Chelsea Hudson is leading the team in scoring with 14.9 points and 7.4 rpg. Briana Morrow averages a team second-best 6.9 rpg while I’mani Davis (8.6 ppg) and Rachel Allen (7.6 ppg) round out the top scorers.
TSU is shooting 37.5 percent from the field while averaging 65.5 points per outing. The Lady Tigers have struggled shooting from the free-throw line, only connecting on59.9 percent of their attempts but force opponents to 22.2 turnovers per game.
The Lady Tigers are led by third year head coach and Hall of Famer, Larry Joe Inman.
LAST TIME OUT
TSU trailed by 14-points in the first half and battled from behind to force overtime at Austin Peay. The Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Govs, 41-27, in the second stanza and forced 31 turnovers. TSU turned the miscues into 31 points. Chelsea Hudson recorded her 1,000th career point and led TSU with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Jemilah Leonard registered 13 points while Jayda Johnson added 12. I’mani Davis finished the game with 11 points and seven boards. The Lady Tigers shot 48.7 percent in the second half and 85.7 percent in overtime.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Tennessee Tech is only 2-4 through its first six conference games but the Golden Eagles (5-14 overall) have lost each contest by an average of only 5.8 points. In the most recent loss, TTU dropped a 68-66 decision to Southeast Missouri in overtime.
Tennessee Tech has two players averaging double-digits in scoring led by Samaria Howard’s 13.7 points per game. Candace Parson averages 11.2 ppg while Hannah Goolsby averages 9.2 ppg to round out the top three scorers.
The Golden Eagles are scoring an average of 63.4 points per contest behind a 40.8 field goal percentage. TTU shoots .315 from three-point range and .662 from the free-throw line.
TSU will match up with Tennessee Tech for the 61st time in the long series history. Tennessee Tech holds a 50-10 advantage and has won the last eight meetings.
TSU will host Belmont on Saturday, Jan. 24 in an OVC contest. Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.
Updates on the game will be available throughout the game on the official twitter page via @TSU_Tigers. Live stats and video through OVCDigitalNetwork.com will also be available. Links can be found on tsutigers.com under the schedule.