TENNESSEE STATE (3-19, 3-8 OVC)
vs MOREHEAD STATE (17-6, 8-2 OVC)
Thursday, Feb. 7 | 4:05 p.m. CT
Johnson Arena | Morehead, Ky.
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will try to keep the momentum going when the Lady Tigers face Morehead State on Thursday. Game time is set for 4:05 p.m. CT. in Johnson Arena.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State has won two of its last three games and is coming off a 62-59 win over Southeast Missouri. The Lady Tigers are 3-19 overall with an OVC mark of 3-7. TSU is 1-3 on the road in league games.
Sophomore Taylor Roberts, who returned to the court last week after missing five games, leads TSU in scoring with 13.2 points per game while redshirt senior Tia Wooten is averaging 12.6 ppg. Redshirt sophomore Cebria Outlow (8.2 ppg) is the team’s third leading scorer while freshman Terrysha Banner (7.1 ppg) rounds out the top scorers. Wooten (7.2 rpg) and Jaden Wrightsell (6.8 rpg) lead TSU in rebounding.
As a team, TSU is averaging 58.3 ppg while shooting 32.2 percent from the field, including 21.3 percent from three-point range and 70.9 percent from the free-throw line. TSU is ranked first in the OVC in offensive rebounds (15.2) and fifth in free-throw percentage (.709).
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Morehead State (17-6, 8-2 OVC) is on a seven-game winning streak. The Eagles average 80.5 ppg while shooting .444 from the field. Aliyah Jeune (18.7 ppg), Miranda Crockett (18.1 ppg) and Mckenzie Calvert (11.2 ppg) lead the team in scoring.
TSU and Morehead State will match up for the 62nd time in the series history with the Eagles leading 35-26. MSU claimed the first meeting of the season and has won four straight over TSU.
LAST TIME THEY MET
Tia Wooten scored her 1,000th career point but it was not enough as TSU fell to MSU, 85-62, in the Gentry Center. TSU struggled offensively and fell behind by as many as 26 points in the contest. Tia Wooten posted 17 points and 14 rebounds. Jaden Wrightsell also notched a double-double, her second straight, with 12 points and 12 boards. Terrysha Banner came off the bench to score 16 points while Jazmine Young added 12.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN+. Coverage links can be found on tsutigers.com.
TSU will continue its road swing with a match-up at Eastern Kentucky on Saturday. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT.