TENNESSEE STATE (1-16, 1-4 OVC)
vs BELMONT (11-5, 4-1 OVC)
Saturday, Jan. 19 | 3:00 p.m.
Nashville, Tenn. | Gentry Center
GAME NOTES: TENNESSEE STATE | BELMONT
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The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team returns to action on Saturday at crosstown Belmont. Game time is set for 3 p.m. in the Curb Event Center.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State is coming off a hard-fought loss to Tennessee Tech on the road Wednesday. The Lady Tigers have dropped two straight.
Sophomore Taylor Roberts leads TSU in scoring with 14.3 points per game while Tia Wooten is averaging 12.5 ppg. Terrysha Banner (7.1 ppg) is the team’s third leading scorer while Jaden Wrightsell pulls down a team-best 7.4 rpg.
As a team, TSU is averaging 58.9 ppg while shooting 31.3 percent from the field, including 21.3 percent from three-point range and 70.3 percent from the free-throw line. TSU is ranked first in the OVC in offensive rebounds (16.4) and fifth in free-throw percentage (.703).
The Lady Tigers are led by second-year head coach Jessica Kern.
LAST TIME OUT
TSU dropped a, 76-65, decision to Tennessee Tech on the road Wednesday night. After getting off to a slow start, TSU fell behind by 20 points before clawing back to within single digits. The Lady Tigers, however, couldn’t get over the hump and eventually ran out of time. Asia Sims led TSU with a career-high 15 points to go with three rebounds, three steals and one block. Terrysha Banner had 12 points and made three triples in the game. Jaden Wrightsell and Tia Wooten each finished with 11 points. TSU shot a season best 45.5 percent from three-point range.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Belmont (11-5, 4-1 OVC) is coming off a, 64-41, win over Jacksonville State. The Bruins have won three straight. BU averages 69.6 points per game is led in scoring by Ellie Harmeyer (14.9 ppg) and Darby Maggard (14.6 ppg).
TSU and Belmont will match up for the 43rd time in the series history with the Bruins holding a 31-11 lead. BU claimed both meetings last season and has won seven straight over TSU.
LAST TIME THEY MET
TSU fell to No. 23 Belmont, 84-42, in the regular season finale. After a well played first half, the TSU offense struggled to score in the second stanza. Tia Wooten had 13 points and 11 rebounds.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN+. Coverage links can be found on tsutigers.com.
TSU will head to Clarksville, Tenn. to face Austin Peay on Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dunn Center.