Tennessee St. hopes to end skid vs IUPUI

IUPUI (1-7) vs. Tennessee State (1-6)

Gentry Center, Nashville, Tennessee; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Tennessee State looks to end its four-game losing streak as it goes up against IUPUI. IUPUI came up short in a 78-45 game at home to Oakland in its last outing. Tennessee State lost 59-49 at Chicago State in its most recent game.

SUPER SENIORS: Tennessee State has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Kassim Nicholson, Carlos Marshall Jr., Dedric Boyd and Kenny Cooper have collectively accounted for 56 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 55 percent of all Tigers points over the last five games.MIGHTY MAXWELL: B.J. Maxwell has connected on 22.2 percent of the 36 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also made 76.9 percent of his foul shots this season.

COLD SPELL: IUPUI has lost its last three road games, scoring 48 points, while allowing 58.7 per game.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Jaguars have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Tigers. Tennessee State has 32 assists on 68 field goals (47.1 percent) across its previous three games while IUPUI has assists on 33 of 56 field goals (58.9 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Tennessee State has attempted the second-most free throws among all OVC teams. The Tigers have averaged 21 foul shots per game this season.


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