Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee State women’s basketball team will make their second two-game OVC road swing of the season as they are set to head to Evansville to face Southern Indiana on Thursday at 5:00 p.m., followed by a Saturday afternoon matchup at Eastern Illinois. TSU picked up their second OVC win of the season this past Saturday as Lindenwood had to Forfeit.
The Matchup: Tennessee State (7-13, 3-7 OVC) vs. Southern Indiana (9-12, 3-7 OVC)
Date/Time: Thursday, February 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Screaming Eagles Arena || Evansville, IN.
SERIES INFORMATION: This will be the first-ever matchup between TSU and Southern Indiana. USI in their first season at the NCAA DI level after moving up from NCAA DII.
SCOUTING USI: The Screaming Eagles come into tomorrow night’s matchup with a 9-12 record and the same OVC mark as TSU at 3-7. USI has picked up OVC wins over SEMO, SIUE, and Lindenwood. The Screaming Eagles have lost three straight games and come into tomorrow’s matchup averaging 67.3 points per game while giving up 65.0. Hannah Haithcock leads the team in scoring with 15.0 ppg, followed by Vanessa Shafford with 13.3 points per outing. Shafford also leads the team in rebounds per game with 7.2.
NINE IN A ROW:Erica Haynes-Overton finished with 14 points against SEMO last Thursday to push her double-digit scoring streak to nine games in a row, all of which are OVC games. EHO is averaging 17.1 ppg in that span.
10 DOUBLES DOWN: Saniah Parker logged a double-double against SEMO last Thursday, as she finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Parker’s double-double marks TSU’s third of the season, as Lyric Cole and Kianni Westbrook both have logged double-doubles this season.
CENTURY MARK: Sierra McCullough pulled down three rebounds last Thursday to become to the second Lady Tiger to reach 100 rebounds on the season. This marks back-to-back 100 rebound seasons for the senior after she tallied 115 last season.
KNOCKING ON THE DOOR: Zyion Shannon (96 points) and Kianni Westbrook (92 points) look to become to 6th and 7th Lady Tigers to join the 100-point scoring club this season. Erica Haynes-Overton, Gia, Adams, Saniah Parker, Ashley Malone, and Lyric Cole all have scored 100+ points this season.