January 05, 20191st2ndFinal
JSU343569
Tennessee State253762
Stats at a GlanceJSUTSUMBB
FG Percentage.396 (19-48) .432 (19-44)
3P FG Percentage.500 (9-18) .286 (6-21)
FT Percentage.786 (22-28) .900 (18-20)
Offensive Rebounds105
Defensive Rebounds2023
Total Rebounds3028
Turnovers1420
Steals115
Bench Points2724
LeadersJSUTSUMBB
PointsMOSTELLA - 15
DAVIS - 19
ReboundsBURNELL - 10
CHAFFEE JR. - 6
AssistsHUDSON - 3
BURNELL - 3
CHANEY - 4
StealsHUDSON - 3
GREGORY - 3
CHANEY - 4
BlocksBURNELL - 1
ZELIZNAK - 1
CHAFFEE JR. - 1
EGBUTA - 1
Tigers Face Tough Test with Jacksonville State Saturday
Friday, January 4, 2019
Tigers Face Tough Test with Jacksonville State Saturday

TENNESSEE STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL (3-10, 0-1 OVC)
vs Jacksonville State
 (9-5, 1-0 OVC)
Date: Saturday, Jan. 5
Time: 5 p.m. CT
Location: Gentry Center - Nashville, Tenn. 
Notes: TSU | Jacksonville State
Live Video:  ESPN+ || Joe Leadingham on the call
Radio:  102.1 The Ville  ||  Greg Pogue (pbp) and Albert Dawson (analysis) on the call
Live Stats:  Statbroadcast
Social Media Updates: Twitter  ||  #BigBlueRising

OPENING TIP: The Tennessee State men’s basketball team heads into its second Ohio Valley Conference game of the season as it hosts Jacksonville State in the Gentry Center, Saturday, Jan. 5 for a 5 p.m. tipoff on ESPN+.

LAST TIME OUT: The Tigers dropped to 3-10 on the season, 0-1 in league play, after suffering a heartbreaking loss to Tennessee Tech in its home OVC opener. In a down-to-the-minute heartbreaker, Tennessee State men’s basketball fell to Tennessee Tech, 66-64 in the Ohio Valley Conference opener Thursday night in the Gentry Center. With seven-tenths of a second left in the game and Tennessee State down by three, Tripp Davis took a trip to the free throw line to shoot two. Davis made the first shot. The redshirt-junior guard lobs the second shot at the rim allowing Stokley Chaffee, Jr. to reach up for the offensive rebound and put-back only for the ball to edge off the rim as the time expired. Armani Chaney led the team in scoring for the second time this season with 15 points, and was one of three to score double-digits against Tennessee Tech. Emmanuel Egbuta recorded a career-high rebounds, 14, leading the game. The loss marks the first time TSU has dropped its home OVC opener in the last three seasons. 

ALL-TIME SERIES: TSU is 19-13 in the all-time series against the Gamecocks. When taking on the Golden Eagles at home, TSU is 2-1 in the last three years and 14-2 in the all-time series at Gentry Center.

In the last meeting between TSU and JSU, Big Blue was on a five-game winning streak before visiting Pete Mathews Coliseum in Jacksonville, Alabama. Former Tigers turned pros, Delano Spencer and Ken’Darrius Hamilton led TSU with 15 points apiece with returner Kamar McKnight chipping in with 11 points off the bench. The Tigers led for 33:31 of the 40 minutes and shot 50 percent (22-of-44) on the night. TSU forced 19 turnovers.

NATIONALLY RANKED: The Tigers are ranked top 50 in the nation in one category:

  • 34 in turnovers forced (216 on the season)
    • 26 vs. Carver and at Memphis

UP NEXT: The Tigers continue its four-game stay at home with Eastern Kentucky Jan. 10 in the Gentry Center. Tip off set for 7:30 p.m.

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