Middle Tennessee heads to Knoxville for TV game Tuesday

Game televised on SportSouth and ESPN3.com

November 28, 2011 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee women’s basketball will be looking to extend its current two-game winning streak when it hits the road for Knoxville, Tenn., and a meeting with the Tennessee Lady Vols at 6 p.m. Central Tuesday. The game will be shown throughout the region on SportSouth (Comcast channel 26 local in Murfreesboro) as well as on ESPN3.com.

The Blue Raiders own a two-game win streak for the first time this season after they picked up a 78-63 triumph at ETSU Saturday. Preseason Sun Belt co-Player of the Year, sophomore Ebony Rowe, posted her third double-double of the season and 19th of her career with 14 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. She also added a career-best six steals.

Junior Kortni Jones poured in a game-best 19 points, including a career-high six 3-pointers, while Preseason All-Sun Belt Second Team honoree, classmate Icelyn Elie, chipped in 15 points and hauled in nine rebounds to give MT a trio in double-figure scoring.

Middle Tennessee improved to 4-2 thus far this season with its two victories.

Tennessee, meanwhile, dropped to 2-2 after falling 76-67 to top-ranked Baylor Sunday. Shekinna Stricklen led the Lady Vols with 25 points and 12 rebounds, as they had three players score in double figures and three reach the double-digit rebounding plateau.

The two teams are playing for the first time since Nov. 25, 2009, when Tennessee came to Murfreesboro and garnered its 11th-straight victory in the series. A women’s school-record crowd of 11,802 filled the historic Murphy Center for the historic trip, the Lady Vols’ first visit in 30 years.

Dick Palmer will have all the action on the Blue Raider Network, including WMOT (89.5 FM) and WGNS (1450 AM, 100.5 FM, 101.9 FM).

Broadcasters for the TV feed include Bob Kesling on play-by-play and Debbie Antonelli serving as the color analyst.

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