Tennessee State Lady Tigers face Kentucky in NCAA Tournament opening round
Tennessee State Sports Information
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State women’s basketball team earned a No. 15 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament and will travel to Lexington, KY to play No. 2 seeded Kentucky on Friday, March 20th at 1:30pm CT.
The Lady Tigers heard the news at an on-campus selection show party held for the team on Monday night. Up to that point, they had secured a spot in the “Big Dance” by virtue of earning the Ohio Valley Conference’s automatic-berth, but the seeding, opponent and location were unknown.
Tennessee State will play in a postseason game for the first time in 20 years. The Lady Tigers are 0-2 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, having lost their two appearances to Southern Miss. and Oregon State.
Tennessee State Lady Tigers take on Kentucky in opening round of NCAA Tournament. (TSU Sports Information)
TSU is 18-12 on the year and has won 10 straight contests dating back to a February 5th victory over Eastern Kentucky.
The Lady Tigers fell to Kentucky earlier this season on December 28th, 87-75. TSU led by eight five minutes into that contest.
Friday’s contest will be broadcasted on ESPN2.