TENNESSEE STATE (3-20, 1-12 OVC)
vs TENNESSEE TECH (16-8, 9-4 OVC)
Saturday, Feb. 15 | 5:30 p.m.
Curb Event Center | Nashville, Tenn.
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team concludes the week with a match-up against Tennessee Tech on Saturday, Feb. 15. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. in Gentry Center for the Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Game.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (3-20, 1-12 OVC) is coming off a 70-58 loss to Belmont on Thursday.
Tennessee State is averaging 59.9 points per game while shooting 35.3 percent from the field and 26.9 percent from long range. TSU is shooting an OVC best 72.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Taylor Roberts leads the team in scoring with 12.0 ppg to go with 3.9 rpg. Jazmine Young is the second leading scorer with 11.0 ppg while Jaden Wrightsell is averaging just under double-digits with 9.6 ppg and a team-best 7.3 rebounds per outing.
LAST TIME OUT
TSU had a strong showing early but saw the game slip away down the stretch in a 70-58 loss to Belmont. After going into halftime down 32-31, TSU trailed BU 51-46 heading into the final quarter. The Lady Tigers started to struggle and fell behind by as many as 17. TSU managed to chop the deficit down to 12 but that would be as close as the team would get. Jaden Wrightsell led TSU with 19 points and nine rebounds while Andreana Wrister and Deaja Richardson each scored 10 points.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Tennessee Tech (16-8, 9-4 OVC) is on a three-game slump and is most recently coming off a 66-50 loss to Jacksonville State. The Golden Eagles started OVC play off 8-0 but have since dropped four of their last five.
LAST TIME THEY MET
A strong start was not enough as Tennessee State fell to Tennessee Tech, 88-47, in the Eblen Center. TSU played a solid first 10-minutes but only managed to score eight points in the second period. The Lady Tigers were not able to climb out of the hole. Jazmine Young led TSU in scoring with 14 points while Jaden Wrightsell posted her third consecutive double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Jasmine Broner pulled down eight rebounds.
Tech claimed the first meeting between the two teams last month and has won four straight over TSU. The Lady Tigers’ last win was a 76-66 victory on Jan. 6, 2018.
The game will be on ESPN+ and 102.1 FM. Follow @tsuladytigers on Twitter and Instagram.
TSU will hit the road to face Eastern Kentucky on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. CT in McBrayer Arena.