January 12, 20191st2ndFinal
Morehead State353974
Tennessee State194261
Stats at a GlanceMOR-MTSUMBB
FG Percentage.440 (22-50) .413 (26-63)
3P FG Percentage.500 (8-16) .182 (4-22)
FT Percentage.688 (22-32) .357 (5-14)
Offensive Rebounds1115
Defensive Rebounds2823
Total Rebounds3938
Turnovers1820
Steals89
Bench Points1235
LeadersMOR-MTSUMBB
PointsHARRIS - 19
McKNIGHT - 19
ReboundsHARRIS - 13
CHAFFEE JR. - 9
AssistsHICKS - 3
CHANEY - 6
StealsWALKER - 3
HICKS - 3
CHANEY - 3
DAVIS - 3
BlocksBAKER - 2
HARRIS - 2
CHAFFEE JR. - 4
Tigers End Home Stand versus Morehead State Saturday
Friday, January 11, 2019
Tigers End Home Stand versus Morehead State Saturday

TENNESSEE STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL (4-11, 1-2 OVC) 
vs Morehead State 
(4-12, 0-3 OVC)
Date: Saturday, Jan. 12
Time: 7:30 p.m. CT
Location: Gentry Center - Nashville, Tenn. 
Notes: TSU | MSU
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 ends its home stand Saturday, Jan. 12 as it hosts Morehead State for a 7:30 p.m. game in Gentry Center, broadcasted on ESPN+. 

LAST TIME OUT: The Tennessee State men’s basketball team won its first Ohio Valley Conference game at home Jan. 10, defeating the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, 82-81. The win snapped a six-game losing streak for the Tigers, marking the first conference win under head coach Brian “Penny” Collins. Tennessee State fought back from a small seven-point deficit at the half, leading the Colonels for just 3:57 of the game – 2:39 of which was in the second period. Five TSU players scored in double digits for the second time this season, shooting 50 percent from the field, 92.9 percent from the free throw line.

The Tigers improved to 4-11, 1-2 in Ohio Valley Conference play after defeating Eastern Kentucky. The win marked the first Division I win in the Gentry Center under Coach Brian “Penny” Collins. The team is 3-4 when playing at home. 

ALL-TIME SERIES:  TSU is 35-38 in the all-time series against the Gamecocks, 23-11 at home. 

TSU defeated the Eagles in both matchups last season, easing past MSU 61-58 in Morehead, Kentucky and again in the Gentry Center, 83-74. In its visit to Gentry, former Tiger Delano Spencer put up a career-high 32 points, helping TSU win its seventh game in-a-row. The Tigers maintained the upper hand for most of the game, leading for 33:37 of the 40 minutes. After taking a 35-30 edge into the locker room, TSU stretched its lead to as many as 18 points in the second half. Morehead State (6-20, 2-13 OVC) trimmed the Tigers’ edge down to five before TSU regained the momentum to pull away. Guards Kamar McKnight (11) and Armani Chaney (10) also scored in double figures for TSU on the night.

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

  • 39 in turnovers forced (245 on the season)
    • 26 vs. Carver and at Memphis

UP NEXT: The Tigers head to Tennessee Tech for a rematch Jan. 17 in the Eblen Center for a 6 p.m. tipoff on ESPN+. 

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