Tuesday, November 29, 2016

TV: SEC Network, 8 pm ET: Undefeated Tennessee State Heads to Vanderbilt on Tuesday

NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- Off to its first 6-0 start since moving to Division I prior to the 1977-78 season, the Tennessee State men’s basketball team heads across town to battle Southeastern Conference opponent Vanderbilt on Tuesday night. TSU is looking for its first-ever win over Vanderbilt and the program’s second victory over an SEC opponent.

NATIONAL HEADLINES: TSU is receiving votes in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, released on Monday, Nov. 28. The Tigers also received a vote in the Nov. 21 AP Top 25.

Tuesday, Nov. 29  |  7 p.m. CT
Memorial Gymnasium  |  Nashville, Tenn.
VIDEO: SEC Network Plus – Kevin Ingram and Shan Foster on the Call
TSU RADIO: 102.1 FM The Light – Greg Pogue (PxP) and Albert Dawson (Analysis) on the Call
LIVE STATS: VUCommodores.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter - @TSU_Tigers |  Instagram - @TSUTigers  |  #BigBlueRising
LAST TIME OUT: Six players scored in double figures led by 18 points for Delano Spencer (Atlanta, Ga.) in a 96-64 win over Reinhardt in TSU’s home opener on Nov. 26. Tahjere McCall (Philadelphia, Pa.) registered his second career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, while Jordan Reed (Philadelphia, Pa.) went over 1,000 career points at the Division I level.

ABOUT VANDERBILT: The Commodores are 3-3 in the first year of the Bryce Drew era with early season victories over Belmont, Norfolk State and Santa Clara. Selected sixth in the SEC Preseason Media Poll, Vanderbilt is led by Preseason All-SEC selection Luke Kornet and his 14.3 points per game to go with Matthew Fisher-Davis’ 14.2 points per game. Vanderbilt earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament a year ago.

ALL-TIME SERIES: Tennessee State has gone 0-8 versus Vanderbilt in the all-time series, which began on Dec. 8, 1973. The Commodores earned a 78-46 victory over TSU in the last meeting on Nov. 23, 2014 in Head Coach Dana Ford’s first season. Darreon Reddick (Belleville, Ill.), who scored seven points in 37 minutes of action in the 2014 meeting, is the only player on TSU’s current roster who appeared in the game.

VERSUS THE SEC: TSU’s all-time record versus teams currently in the SEC is 1-35. The record includes a loss to South Carolina when the Gamecocks played in the Metro Conference and a loss to Missouri as a member of the Big 12. TSU’s lone win over an SEC opponent was on Nov. 20, 2011 in a 64-63 victory at South Carolina.

UP NEXT: TSU stays in Nashville for another road game at Lipscomb on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m.


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