Jr. Clay named OVC Co-Player of the Week

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics Tennessee State men’s basketball graduate student Jr. Clay was named the OVC Co-Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday.  On Saturday, Clay became the 20th OVC’s 2,000-Point Club member last week, hitting the mark with a 33-point performance at Little Rock on Saturday. The 33 points are the third-most by an OVC player in a game this season; Clay scored 28 of those points after halftime and finished the game 11-of-24 from the field and 10-of-11 at the free throw line. He…

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Big night from Clay not enough, TSU goes down at Little Rock

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics 77 Tennessee St. 11-10,3-5 OVC 89  Little Rock 6-15,2-6 OVC Team 1 2 F Tennessee St. 29  48  77 Little Rock 39  50  89 LITTLE ROCK, Ark — Jr. Clay scored 33 points and eclipsed 2,000 for his career, but the Tennessee State men’s basketball team fell to the Little Rock Trojans 89-77 on Saturday afternoon at Jack Stephens Center.  Clay added six assists to his 33-point game to lead the Tigers (11-10, 3-5). Zion Griffin helped out with nine points and nine rebounds and Dedric Boyd chipped in with 12 points. Tennessee…

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Tennessee State loses second straight with 71-63 defeat to Tennessee Tech

63 TSU 71  TNTech Team 1 2 F TSU 33  30  63 TNTech 31  40  71 The teams played to a stalemate through the first 8:11 play when a three-pointer from TTU’s Jaylen Sebee knotted the game at 10. Tennessee scored 8 consecutive points, taking an 18-10 on Zion Griffin’s shop from downtown. Tennessee State would enjoy as much as a twin-point advantage on two-separate occasions- at 20-10 on a Zion Griffin jumper with 8:09 left and an Adong Makuoi lay that made the score 22-12 at 6:47 to go…

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Tennessee State Lady Tigers come up short at Tennessee Tech, 83-76

76 TSU 83  TNTech Team 1 2 3 4 F TSU 25  13  19  19  76 TNTech 16  21  23  23  83 The Tennessee State women’s hoops team went into the half with a 38-37 lead but was unable to maintian their advantage as they fell on the road, 83-76 to Tennessee Tech Saturday afternoon. Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics COOKEVILLE, TN – The Tennessee State women’s basketball team went into halftime beating Tennessee Tech 38-37, but could not hang on in the second half and fell 83-76 to the Golden…

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Tennessee State drops home conference game to UT Martin 77-66

77  UT Martin 11-7,3-2 OVC 66 Tennessee St. 10-8,2-3 OVC Team 1 2 F UT Martin 38  39  77 Tennessee St. 29  37  66 The Tennessee State University men’s basketball came up short Thursday evening, falling 77-66 to UT Martin. Tennessee State took an early 8-0, but UT Martin answered back with 9 consecutive points to take a 9-8 lead on Jordan Sears’ fastbreak layup. TSU would briefly square things at 9 apiece on a Zion Griffin free throw. A Parker Stewart three-pointer put the Skyhawks up 12-9 and from that point…

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Tennessee State women’s hoops wins second consecutive OVC game with 71-67 win over UT Martin

67 UT Martin 6-10,2-3 OVC 71  Tennessee St. 7-9,2-3 OVC Team 1 2 3 4 F UT Martin 17  16  10  24  67 Tennessee St. 17  16  15  23  71 The Tennessee State Lady Tigers extended their OVC winning-streak to two with a 71-67 win ver UT Martin Thursday evening at the Gentry Center. The first quarter saw the Skyhawks jump out by as much as nine points at 15-6 on Anaya Brown’s layup with 3:54 remaining in the period. Tennessee State came roaring back, out scoring the Skyhawks 11-2 over the…

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Tennessee State’s Elaina Housworth named OVC Female Field Athlete of the Week

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics NASHVILLE – Tennessee State track and field’s Elaina Housworth was named the Ohio Valley Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week after her performances in the long jump and triple jump at the Edmonds-Wilt Invite and the Ed Temple Classic. In her first meet of the season at the Edmonds-Wilt Invite, the Covington Ga., native recorded a first place finish out of eight in the triple jump after finishing with a leap of 12.34. She would also finish in fifth place out of 10 in the long jump with…

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TSU frosh Leilany Laureano named OVC Female Freshman Track and Field Athlete of the Week

Courtesy Tennessee State Athletics NASHVILLE – Tennessee State track and field freshman Leilany Laureano put together two good showings in her first two meets of the season to earn Ohio Valley Conference Female Freshman Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week. Laureano collected a third-place finish out of 13 performers in the shotput in her first career meet at the Edmonds-Wilt Invitation that was hosted by Purdue. The Florida native had a long toss of 12.80. This past Saturday Laureano was able to earn the first first-place finish of her career at…

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Haynes-Overton’s 22 points helps to push Tennessee State past Lipscomb, 74-64

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics 64 Lips 74  TSU Team 1 2 3 4 F Lips 20  15  12  17  64 TSU 15  23  18  18  74 Erica Haynes-Overton scored 22 points to lead the Tennessee State women’s basketball team \with a 74-64 win over Lipscomb on Saturday. The Lady Tigers (4-3) had four players score in double figures, led by Haynes-Overton, who had 22 points and two steals. Gia Adams tacked on 17 points and three steals and Lyric Cole chipped in as well with a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Tennessee State…

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Tennessee State TE Benjamin Johnson enters transfer portal

Tennessee State tight end Benjamin Johnson has entered the transfer portal. The graduate student has been a part of the program since 2019; this season he appeared in 10 games for the Tigers, recording 2 receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown.

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