TU Women’s Basketball opens the season in Montevallo

TU women's basketball playerThe Tuskegee University women’s basketball team will officially open the 2019-2020 season Friday in Montevallo at the Gulf South/SIAC Challenge with its first opponent being Auburn University – Montgomery (AUM) at 5 p.m. The game marks the third straight year the teams have been paired for season their respective season openers.

TU is coming off a 78-73 exhibition win over NCAA Division I opponent, Georgia State out of the Sun Belt Conference. It was Skegee’s first victory over a D-1 opponent since Tiny Lassister’s team topped Auburn University 78-54 in 1979. In last week’s game at GSU, India Blakely led the Golden Tigers with 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field, including four three pointers on the night. Normesha Pitts added 12 points with two from beyond the arc along with six assists while newcomers Tamia Willingham-King and Breanna Stephens each chipped in 11 points apiece. Willingham-King also connected on three of her four three point attempts. As a team, TU shot 11-of-20 from long range, good enough for 55 percent and held GSU to only 18 percent.


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