TSU’s Saniah Parker named OVC Frosh of the Week

Tuesday morning Tennessee State University lady basketballer Saniah Parker was announced as Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the week. In helping the Lady Tigers go 2-0 last week, Parker scored 14 against UT Martin and followed that up with a season, and career-high 18 points against Southeast Missouri. Parker was scorching from the floor in those games, hitting 12-16 from the floor including knocking down 75% of her three point attempts and 83% of her free throws. On the season Parker is averaging 8.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.5 steals and…

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Tennessee State women’s BB stays undefeated with 83-64 win over SEMO

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics: 64 SEMO 83 TSU Team 1 2 3 4 F SEMO 13  22  17  12  64 TSU 12  19  26  26  83 Saniah Parker finished with a season-best 18 points to lead the Tennessee State women’s basketball team to its sixth-straight victory with an 83-64 win over Southeast Missouri on Saturday afternoon at the Gentry Center.  With the win, TSU has now won its first four Ohio Valley Conference games this season, the first time the team has started 4-0 since the 1993-94 season. The program has…

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Tennessee State Men’s BB defeats Southeast Missouri 95-84

Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics: NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State men’s basketball team secured their first OVC victory on Saturday afternoon against Southeast Missouri, 95-84. FIRST HALF: Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. drained a three-pointer on the game’s first possession. TSU grabbed the initial momentum with a 9-4 run to open the game, as Shakem Johnson‘s registered four of the nine points. With less than two minutes remaining, Emmanuel Dowuona contributed four points to an 8-0 scoring stretch to give TSU their largest lead of the half, 38-25. Fitzgerald Jr. led the team with 11 points and two assists in…

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Tennessee State loses Conference opener to UT Martin

94 UTM 78 TSU Team 1 2 F UTM 49  45  94 TSU 34  44  78 From Tennessee State Athletics: NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State men’s basketball team began Ohio Valley Conference play on Thursday evening with a home loss against UT Martin, 94-78. TSU had not played since December 21 due to COVID-19 protocols. FIRST HALF: The Skyhawks ignited the scoring as UTM’s Bernie Andre and Chris Nix registered the initial seven points of the contest. The Tigers responded as Kassim Nicholson tallied four of the first six points for TSU. With 9:14 remaining…

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TSU’s Tatyana Davis named OVC Newcomer of the Week

Tennessee State University guard Tatyana Davis was named the Ohio Valley Conference’s Newcomer of the week. Davis put up a career-high 25 points against Tennessee Tech and followed that up with 17 versus Morehead StateIn helping the Lady Tigers go 2-0 in the past week. Davis also shot a very efficient 64% from the floor, including knocking down 50% of her three-point attempts. On the season, Davis is averaging a team-high 14.1 points per game, while shooting 45% from the floor, even while recently shifting from starter to sixth-man over…

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Tennessee State takes care of Campbellsville-Harrodsburg, 108-66

Via Tennessee State Athletics: 66 CH 108 TSU Team 1 2 F CH 29  37  66 TSU 49  59  108 The Tennessee State men’s basketball team dominated Campbellsville-Harrodsburg, 108-66, in the final non-conference game. FIRST HALF: TSU jumpstarted the contest with a 10-0 run as Emmanuel Dowuona logged the first six points of the game. Jalen Dupree tallied consecutive baskets to extend the advantage to double-digits. After the Pioneers responded with a handful of points, the Tigers registered 13 unanswered points to enlarge the lead to 19. 11 players appeared in the first half for TSU…

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Tennessee State comes up short in 90-88 loss at SC State

From Tennessee State Athletics : ORANGEBURG, S.C. – The Tennessee State fell in overtime at South Carolina State, 90-88. FIRST HALF: Emmanuel Dowuona scored the first basket of the game; TSU’s scored the opening bucket in eight of 11 games thus far. The Tigers held an eight-point advantage to open the game. The Bulldogs responded with a 30-9 scoring stretch to take a 13-point lead. South Carolina State dominated most of the half as they cashed in 51.5% from the field, including 7-of-13 (53.8%) from deep. Kassim Nicholson led the way for TSU with 10 points…

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Tennessee State adds West Va. grad transfer Wesley Harris

From tsutigers.com: NASHVILLE — The 2019 roster continues to grow with substantial talent for Tennessee State men’s basketball. Head coach Brian “Penny” Collins announced Wednesday the signing of West Virginia graduate transfer Wesley Harris (Jackson, Miss.). “We’re excited to add a player of Wes’s caliber to the roster,” said Collins. “He brings NCAA Tournament experience after advancing to the Sweet 16 with West Virginia and can defend at an elite level while scoring at all three. He’s a vital component in making us a contender for the Ohio Valley Conference.”  Wesley Harris…

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