|February 03, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSU||EKU|
|FG Percentage||.500 (24-48)||.418 (23-55)|
|3P FG Percentage||.450 (9-20)||.300 (6-20)|
|FT Percentage||.800 (16-20)||.667 (8-12)|
REDDICK - 4
BOYD - 3
REDDICK - 1
MEKOWULU - 1
TENNESSEE STATE (11-11, 6-5 OVC)
at EASTERN KENTUCKY (8-16, 2-9 OVC)
Saturday, Feb. 3 | 7 p.m. EST (6 p.m. CST)
Richmond, Ky. | Alumni Coliseum
GAME NOTES: TENNESSEE STATE | EKU
VIDEO: OVC Digital Network
RADIO: 102.1 The Ville - Greg Pogue (play-by-play) and Albert Dawson (analysis) on the call
LIVE STATS: SidearmStats.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter - @TSU_Tigers | @TSUTigersMBB | #BigBlueRising
OPENING TIP: Tennessee State men’s basketball concludes its Kentucky road trip with a Saturday night showdown at Eastern Kentucky in Richmond, Ky. The Tigers, who have won three in a row, are led in scoring by Delano Spencer (14.5 ppg) and Christian Mekowulu (13.1 ppg).
LAST TIME OUT: Delano Spencer scored a game-high 16 points, including a free throw with 4.2 seconds left, to lead TSU to a 61-58 road win at Morehead State on Thursday night. For TSU, it was the program’s first road win at Morehead State since Feb. 27, 2014. TSU trailed by one with just over a minute left until Armani Chaney’s three-pointer with 1:09 to go gave the Tigers a lead they did not relinquish the rest of the way.
ABOUT EASTERN KENTUCKY: The Colonels enter Saturday night’s game with an 8-16 record, including a 2-9 Ohio Valley Conference mark. Two-time First Team All-OVC honoree Nick Mayo leads EKU in points (16.1 ppg), rebounds (6.8 rpg), assists (58) and blocks (34).
LAST SEASON VS. EKU: Tennessee State swept a pair of games with Eastern Kentucky last season. In the first matchup on Jan. 12 in Richmond, Ky., TSU held EKU to 34.0 percent shooting and outrebounded the Colonels by a 46-37 margin in a 63-49 victory. In TSU’s final home game of the 2016-17 season on Feb. 18, TSU secured a 68-66 win over EKU thanks to 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists from then-senior Tahjere McCall.
ALL-TIME SERIES: Tennessee State is 28-33 in the all-time series versus Eastern Kentucky. The Tigers have won three in a row in the series and are 2-0 in their last two trips to Richmond, Ky.
UP NEXT: TSU hosts Belmont on Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Gentry Center at 7:30 p.m. The game will air live on the OVC Digital Network and 102.1 The Ville.