Get to know Kentucky’s first opponent

Enrollment: 9,165
Nickname: Lady Tigers
School colors: Reflex Blue and White
Head coach: Larry Joe Inman (43-45 in third season at Tennessee State and 523-362 in 30 seasons overall); Inman formerly coached at Eastern Kentucky.
Conference: Ohio Valley (Tennessee State finished third in the regular season, then won the conference tournament over Tennessee Martin)
All-time series: Kentucky leads all-time series 4-0
Most notable victory this season: In OVC championship game, Tigers knocked off top-seeded Tennessee Martin 64-60 in overtime to get to NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1995.



About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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