TENNESSEE STATE (5-24, 5-12 OVC)
vs UT MARTIN (20-8, 12-5 OVC)
Saturday, March 3 | 1 p.m.
Gentry Center | Martin, Tenn.
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will close out the regular season with a match-up at UT Martin on Saturday. Game time is slated for 1 p.m. in Skyhawk Arena.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State is coming off a disappointing loss to Southeast Missouri on Thursday. TSU is 5-24 overall with an OVC mark of 5-12. TSU is 2-6 on the road in league games.
Redshirt senior Tia Wooten leads the team in scoring with 13.7 ppg while sophomore Taylor Roberts averages 12.6 ppg. Redshirt sophomore Cebria Outlow (8.6 ppg) is the team’s third leading scorer. Wooten (6.9 rpg) and Jaden Wrightsell (6.4 rpg) lead TSU in rebounding.
As a team, TSU is averaging 59.1 ppg while shooting 34.1 percent from the field, including 21.8 percent from three-point range and 70.2 percent from the free-throw line. TSU is ranked third in the OVC in offensive rebounds (14.5), fifth in free-throw percentage (.702) and fifth in steals (8.5).
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
UT Martin is 20-8 overall and 12-5 in the OVC. The Skyhawks are coming off a 71-68 win over league leader Belmont on Thursday.
TSU and UTM will match up for the 64th time in the series history with the Skyhawks leading, 34-29. UTM claimed the last meeting between the teams in the Gentry Center.
LAST TIME THEY MET
TSU fell to UT Martin, 73-61, in the Gentry Center. The third quarter proved to be the difference as TSU nearly matched UTM point-for-point in the other three periods. After falling behind, 61-45, TSU used a burst to pull within eight late in the fourth but UTM held on for the win. Tia Wooten led TSU with 22 points, her first 20-point performance of the season, and six rebounds. Terrysha Banner came off the bench to score 13 while Wrightsell also pulled down six boards.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN+. Coverage links can be found on tsutigers.com.