TENNESSEE STATE (9-12, 4-7 OVC)
TENNESSEE TECH (9-15, 6-5 OVC)
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8 | 11 A.M. | KID'S DAY
GENTRY CENTER | NASHVILLE, TN
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will return to the hardwood on Wednesday, Feb. 8 in an OVC contest versus Tennessee Tech. Game time for the rematch is set for 11 a.m. in the Gentry Center. TSU will welcome close to 2,000 students from Metro Schools to the game for Kid’s Day. Student activities as well as other campus colleges and organizations will be present on the track level.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (9-12, 4-7 OVC) has struggled to find consistency and is coming off a disappointing, 79-63, road loss to Austin Peay on Saturday. TSU is shares the same league record as four other teams and sits in eighth place in the standings.
The Lady Tigers are averaging 64.4 points per contest while shooting 39.7 percent from the field and 30.5 percent from three-point range. TSU is only shooting 64.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Jayda Johnson leads the team in scoring with 13.2 points per game while I’mani Davis (10.5 ppg) and Olivia Jones (10.4) round out the top three scorers for the Lady Tigers. Johnson, Jones and Davis are also the team’s leading rebounders.
The Lady Tigers are led by fifth year head coach and Hall of Famer, Larry Joe Inman.
LAST TIME OUT
Tennessee State suffered a disappointing, 79-63, loss to Austin Peay on the road Saturday night in Dunn Center. TSU fell behind by as many as 28 points in the loss. A bright spot in an otherwise disconcerting night was that Olivia Jones broke out of her slump and led TSU with 20 points to go with eight rebounds and five steals. I’mani Davis also reached double-digits with 14 points. She also had four steals in the contest.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
Despite dropping its most recent contest to Eastern Illinois, 54-46, on the road, Tennessee Tech (9-15, 6-5 OVC) has won two of its last three and is in sixth place in the OVC standings. Yaktavia Hickson leads the Golden Eagles in scoring with 16.7 points per game while Treyvonna Brooks turns in 10.6 points per outing. As a team, Tech averages 62.1 ppg while shooting 39.5 percent from the field and 30.2 percent from three-point range.
TSU and Tennessee Tech will meet for the 66th time in the series history with TTU holding a 53-12 advantage. The Golden Eagles claimed the first meeting of the season last month and have won three straight dating back to the 2015-16 campaign.
Links for live stats, audio and video can be found under the schedule on tsutigers.com. Updates will also be posted during the game on Twitter (TSU_Tigers).
TSU will hit the road to face Jacksonville State on Feb.11 at 2 p.m. in Pete Mathews Coliseum.