Tennessee State hoops takes on OVC leader at home tonight

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Courtesy of Stephen Featherston, Director of Communications

OPENING TIP: The Tennessee State men’s basketball returns to the Gentry Center for a two-game home stretch that starts on Thursday night with a showdown against Morehead State. TSU will put its 8-1 home record on the line as they welcome the hottest team in the OVC.

The Matchup: 
Tennessee State Tigers (12-9, 5-3 OVC) vs. Morehead State (16-5, 7-1 OVC)
Date/Time: Thursday, February 1 at 7:00 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 86th contest between TSU and MSU. The Eagles lead the all-time series 47-38, as they have won the past seven games which includes a 10-point victory at MSU earlier this season.  


14: The number of straight games that Christian Brown has finished with 10+ points in. Brown led the Tigers with 17 points while playing a season-high 34 minutes against EIU. Brown finished 4-of-9 from the field and 8-of-9 from the free throw line.

THE CLOSERJustin Williams logged a season-high 16 points against EIU as he made his fifth straight start. He came up big in the second half for the Tigers, scoring 14 of his 16 points, 10 of which came in the final five minutes of play.

JITONOH: After posting four blocks against EIU, Jason Jitoboh continues to pace the OVC when it comes to blocks in league play. The big man has tallied 27 blocks and is averaging 3.38 per game. He is second in the OVC with 41 blocks in just 14 games played.  

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