|December 01, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSUMBB||WKU|
|FG Percentage||.463 (25-54)||.500 (24-48)|
|3P FG Percentage||.278 (5-18)||.308 (4-13)|
|FT Percentage||.760 (19-25)||.800 (36-45)|
BASSEY - 3
TENNESSEE STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL (2-4)
vs. WESTERN KENTUCKY (3-3)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 1
Time: 6 p.m. CT
Location: E.A.Diddle Arena – Bowling Green, Ky.
Notes: TSU | WKU
Live Video: ESPN+ || Graham Poty and Jay Walton on the call
TSU Radio: 102.1 The Ville || Greg Pogue and Tom Hodges on the call
Live Stats: Statbroadcast.com
Social Media Updates: Twitter || #BigBlueRising
OPENING TIP: Halfway through its four-game road swing, the Tennessee State men’s basketball team will travel to Western Kentucky for a Saturday 6 p.m. matchup at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Ky. The game will be aired on ESPN+.
LAST TIME OUT: TSU fell to 2-4 on the season after a Friday night trip to Rupp Arena where the Tigers fought and led the Wildcats for 8:45 of the first half by as much as six, but eventually fell to #10 Kentucky 77-62. Ole Miss transfer led TSU in scoring as he finished the night with 18 points. Both TSU and UK had 32 points in the paint at the end of night, with Emmanuel Egbuta putting up eight.
ALL-TIME SERIES: Western Kentucky leads the all-time series 8-0, falling 52-49 on Nov. 14, 2011 in Bowling Green, Ky. In the last game versus TSU and WKU, current Timberwolves star Robert Covington posted the game high 17 points and 14 rebounds, putting down a final dunk with 50 seconds left in the game to bring the game to 50-49. With six seconds remaining, WKU took a trip to the charity stripe for a pair of free throws to seal the victory.
FOR THREE: TSU ranks 13th in the nation in 3-point field goals made with 67 on the season. Nashville native Tripp Davis leads the Tigers with 16 made three pointers. TSU is averaging 29.7 attempts per game and are shooting 37.6 percent from the distance.
ON THE ROAD: TSU is on game three of a four-game road swing. TSU has gone 0-3 away from the Gentry Center this season with a 79-86 loss at Lipscomb, 80-77 loss at CSUN and 77-62 loss at #10 Kentucky. The Tigers face Western Kentucky (ESPN+) Dec. 1 and Coppin State Dec. 9. Big Blue has one night at Gentry Dec. 15 before hitting the road for another three game streak beginning at Akron Dec. 18 and ending just two miles away at Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gymnasium Dec. 29.
UP NEXT: The Tigers close its four-game road swing at Coppin State Dec. 9 with tip off in the Physical Education Complex Arena at 2 p.m.