Women's Basketball Closes Out Regular Season at Belmont
Friday, February 24, 2017
Women's Basketball Closes Out Regular Season at Belmont

TENNESSEE STATE (10-15, 5-10 OVC)
BELMONT (23-5, 15-0 OVC)

SATURDAY, FEB. 25 | 3 P.M.
CURB EVENT CENTER | NASHVILLE, TN

GAME NOTES: TENNESSEE STATE | BELMONT
LIVE STATS: STATBROADCAST.COM
AUDIO: 102.1 THE LIGHT
VIDEO: OVC DIGITAL NETWORK

GAMEDAY
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will play its final regular season game on Saturday, Feb. 25 versus Belmont. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. in the Curb Event Center.

THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State (10-15, 5-10 OVC) snapped a four-game losing skid after defeating Eastern Kentucky, 78-64, on Senior Night last Saturday. TSU is in 11th place in the OVC standings.    

The Lady Tigers are averaging 64.8 points per contest while shooting 40.2 percent from the field and 29.2 percent from three-point range. TSU is only shooting 64.0 percent from the free-throw line.

Senior Olivia Jones averages 10.6 points per game for the Lady Tigers while I’mani Davis turns in 10.6 points per outing. Davis pulls down a team best 7.2 rebounds per game while Jones hauls in 6.6 caroms per contest.

The Lady Tigers are led by fifth year head coach and Hall of Famer, Larry Joe Inman.

LAST TIME OUT
Tennessee State put together one of its best games of the season to earn a 78-64 win over Eastern Kentucky. Tia Wooten led TSU with 19 points while I’mani Davis tallied 15. Tariana Carter came off the bench to score a season-high 13 points as Tiana Parker notched a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds. TSU held the advantage in bench points, 37-21, and scored 20 points off turnovers.

ABOUT THE OPPONENT
League leader Belmont (23-5, 15-0 OVC) has won 17 straight contests and remains undefeated in OVC play. The Bruins are most recently coming off a, 96-76, win over Morehead State. BU has four players averaging double-digits in scoring led by Kylee Smith’s 15.1 ppg. Darby Maggard (14.1), Sally Mccabe (12.0) and Lauren Thompson (10.2) round out the top scorers for Belmont. BU averages 76.9 ppg behind a .458 shooting percentage. 

SERIES INFORMATION
TSU will match up with Belmont for the 40th time with the BU holding a 28-11 lead. The Bruins claimed the first meeting of the season, 70-60, in Gentry Center.

LAST TIME THEY MET
After trailing by as many as 20 points and cutting the deficit to single digits, TSU fell to Belmont, 70-60. The second quarter proved to be the difference as TSU was outscored 19-7 in the frame. Jayda Johnson led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 16 points while I’mani Davis added 12. Belmont had four players score in double-digits led by Darby Maggard’s 14 points. Lauren Thompson (13), Jenny Roy (12) and Kylee Smith (10) also registered double figures. 

COVERAGE
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).

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