Tennessee State begins three-game home stand Saturday v Western Illinois

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Courtesy of  Stephen Featherston, Director of Communications, Tennessee State Athletics

OPENING TIP: The Tennessee State men’s basketball program will look to get back in the win column when it returns to the Gentry Center to face Western Illinois tomorrow afternoon. This will be the first of three straight home games for the Tigers.

The Matchup: 
Tennessee State Tigers (15-11, 8-5 OVC) vs. Western Illinois (16-10, 9-4 OVC)
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 17 at 3:30 PM CT
Location: Gentry Center || Nashville, Tenn.
Radio: WNSR — Greg Pogue (play-by-play), Albert Dawson (analyst)

WHERE TO WATCH & LISTEN: Tune in to WNSR’s flagship network, which includes 560 AM, 95.9 FM (Nashville), and 107.9 FM (Smyrna), as well as WNSR.com, to catch TSU Basketball. The broadcast is also globally available on Sirius XM. WNSR will provide in-depth pregame coverage 15 minutes before tip-off, extensive postgame analysis, exclusive interviews with coaches and players, and behind-the-scenes content for deeper fan engagement. Greg Pogue, “The Voice of the Tigers,” returns for his 12th season, accompanied by Nashville broadcasting legend Albert Dawson. The action can also be streamed on the TSU Tigers app.

SERIES INFORMATION: This will be the 6th meeting between TSU and WIU. TSU leads the all-time 4-1 series after picking up a 58-57 buzzer-beater win over the Leathernecks on the road in January. This will be just the 2nd matchup since 1958-59.  


9-5: Florida transfer Jason Jitoboh has been going to work, as the big man is averaging 9.8 ppg and 5.1 boards. He recorded his first double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 boards against TTU. He leads the league in blocks (55).  

104: The number of rebounds that Jaylen Jones has this season after grabbing five against TTU. The freshman became just the third Tiger to reach the century mark in total rebounds joining Kinyon Hodges and E.J. Bellinger.

SHARP FROM THE ARC: Christian Brown shot 50 percent from beyond the arc for the second straight game as he finished 3-of-6 against TSU. Brown led the Tigers with 16 points as she was 5-of-8 from the floor.

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