TENNESSEE STATE (2-18, 2-7 OVC)
vs SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (10-10, 5-4 OVC)
Saturday, Feb. 2 | 5:30 p.m.
Gentry Center | Nashville, Tenn.
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will look to get back on track Saturday when the Lady Tigers face the Redhawks of Southeast Missouri in a conference matchup. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State is coming off a 73-61 loss to UT Martin on Thursday. The Lady Tigers are 2-19 overall with an OVC mark of 2-7. TSU is 1-5 at home in league games.
Sophomore Taylor Roberts, who returned to the court Thursday after missing five games, leads TSU in scoring with 14.0 points per game while redshirt senior Tia Wooten is averaging 12.7 ppg. Redshirt sophomore Cebria Outlow (7.6 ppg) is the team’s third leading scorer while freshman Terrysha Banner (7.4 ppg) rounds out the top scorers. Wooten (7.2 rpg) and Jaden Wrightsell (7.0 rpg) lead TSU in rebounding.
As a team, TSU is averaging 58.1 ppg while shooting 31.7 percent from the field, including 21.6 percent from three-point range and 71.1 percent from the free-throw line. TSU is ranked first in the OVC in offensive rebounds (15.5) and fifth in free-throw percentage (.711).
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
SEMO (10-10, 5-4 OVC) is coming off a 91-57 loss to Belmont. The Redhawks had won three straight before falling to the Bruins. As a team, SEMO averages 63.4 ppg while shooting 39.7 percent from the field. Tesia Thompson leads the Redhawks in scoring with 17.8 ppg while Andriana Murphy (9.8 ppg) and Carrie Shepard (8.7 ppg) round out the top scorers.
TSU and SEMO will meet for the 49th time in the series history with the Redhawks leading, 28-20. SEMO claimed last year’s meeting, 71-66, in the Show Me Center and has won three straight.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ and on 102.1 The Ville. Coverage links can be found on tsutigers.com.
TSU will hit the road for games at Morehead State (Feb.7) and Eastern Kentucky (Feb.9).