Brentwood, Tenn. --- Tennessee State women’s basketball senior Olivia Jones was named the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week following her performance at Lipscomb on Sunday.
Jones, who sat out the first part of the season after transferring from Middle Tennessee, nearly posted a double-double in her debut as a Lady Tiger. She recorded 15 points, nine rebounds, four steals, two assists and one block in the victory over Lipscomb.
The Murfreesboro, Tenn. native was an integral part of TSU erasing a nine-point fourth quarter deficit. She scored six straight points to pull TSU within one before the Lady Tigers took the lead on the next possession. In overtime, she made key plays to help secure the win.
The Lady Tigers return to action Wednesday night versus Fisk at home. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.
This marks TSU’s first OVC weekly honor of the season.