vs CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN
Monday, Nov. 5 | 6:00 p.m.
Nashville, Tenn. | Gentry Center
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will get its final tune up of the preseason with an exhibition contest against NAIA opponent Cincinnati Christian Monday night in the Gentry Center. Game time is set for 6 p.m.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
The Lady Tigers, under the direction of second-year head coach Jessica Kern, will look to build from a season ago. TSU finished the 2017-18 campaign with a 6-21 overall record and a 4-14 OVC conference mark.
The Lady Tigers will have a mixture of experience and youth on this year’s squad with eight returners and eight newcomers, including two transfers.
Redshirt senior Tia Wooten is the team’s top returning scorer and rebounder as she averaged 21.2 points and 8.9 rebounds per outing last season. She finished last season ranked 15th in the nation in points per game and 20th in made free-throws. She was named to the 2018 Preseason All-OVC Team.
Sophomore Taylor Roberts, TSU’s other Preseason All-OVC selection, turned in 14.6 ppg and 6.7 rpg as a rookie. She ranked 4th in the OVC in free-throw percentage, 6th in steals, 7th in offensive rebounds and 9th in scoring.
LAST TIME OUT
TSU hosted a Blue and White scrimmage on Oct.25 in Gentry Center. The White Team came out on top, 61-57, after a highly competitive four quarters of action. The sophomores led the way for the Lady Tigers who had four players score in double-figures.
Sophomore Andreana Wrister led all scorers with 22 points while knocking down 6-of-12 from three-point range for the Blue Team. Taylor Roberts reached double-digits with 18 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double.
Jaden Wrightsell posted a double-double to lead the White Team with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Freshman Annaliese Burnett came off the bench to score 12 points while senior Asia Sims grabbed 10 rebounds.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Cincinnati Christian is a member of the River States Conference and competes in the NAIA. The Eagles are off to a 1-1 start this season with a win over Kentucky Christian and a loss to Georgetown College.
Tennessee State has never met Cincinnati Christian in the regular season.
Tennessee State will officially begin the 2018-19 season on Friday, Nov. 9 at Lipscomb. Game time for the season opener is set for 6:30 p.m. in Allen Arena.