TENNESSEE STATE (3-20, 3-8 OVC)
vs EASTERN KENTUCKY (2-20, 0-11 OVC)
Saturday, Feb. 9 | 3:30 p.m. CT
McBrayer Arena | Richmond, Ky.
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team will play its second game in three days when the Lady Tigers match-up with Eastern Kentucky for the second time this season. Game time is set for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. CT in McBrayer Arena.
THE LADY TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Tennessee State has won two of its last four but is coming off a, 71-55, loss to Morehead State on Thursday. The Lady Tigers are 3-20 overall with an OVC mark of 3-0. TSU is 1-4 on the road in league games.
Redshirt senior Tia Wooten leads the team in scoring with 13.0 ppg while sophomore Taylor Roberts averages 12.6 ppg. Redshirt sophomore Cebria Outlow (8.5 ppg) is the team’s third leading scorer while freshman Terrysha Banner (7.1 ppg) rounds out the top scorers. Wooten (7.2 rpg) and Jaden Wrightsell (6.9 rpg) lead TSU in rebounding.
As a team, TSU is averaging 58.2 ppg while shooting 32.1 percent from the field, including 21.4 percent from three-point range and 69.7 percent from the free-throw line. TSU is ranked first in the OVC in offensive rebounds (15.5) and fifth in free-throw percentage (.697).
The Lady Tigers are led by second-year head coach Jessica Kern.
ABOUT THE OPPONENT
EKU (2-20, 0-11 OVC) is coming off an 87-52 loss to Belmont Thursday night at home. The Colonels have lost 11 straight and are winless in league play. Abby Wright leads the team in scoring with 11.9 ppg while Shay Solomon (11.1 ppg) and Bria Bass (10.2 ppg) also average double-digits. EKU averages 54.2 points per game and shoots 35.4 percent from the field.
TSU will face EKU for the second time this season and the 65th time in the all-time series history. The Colonels lead the series, 40-24, but the Lady Tigers have won four straight and nine out of the last 13 matchups.
LAST TIME THEY MET
TSU defeated EKU, 60-38, in Gentry Center. TSU picked up its first win of the season after holding EKU to 22 points in the last three quarters. TSU was down, 19-17, when a 14-0 run gave the Lady Tigers a double-digit lead and control of the game. Wooten led TSU with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Roberts and Banner finished the game with 13 points each while Wrightsell registered a double-double of 12 points and 10 boards.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN+. Coverage links can be found on tsutigers.com.
TSU will return home to host Belmont on Wednesday, Feb.13 for the annual Kids Day game. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m. in Gentry Center.