December 15, 20171st2ndFinal
Tennessee State243054
N.C. A&T273764
Stats at a GlanceTSUNCATM
FG Percentage.390 (23-59) .468 (22-47)
3P FG Percentage.259 (7-27) .304 (7-23)
FT Percentage.250 (1-4) .650 (13-20)
Offensive Rebounds77
Defensive Rebounds2332
Total Rebounds3039
Turnovers1014
Steals72
Bench Points025
LeadersTSUNCATM
PointsSPENCER - 17
KADJI - 16
ReboundsMEKOWULU - 9
KADJI - 10
OLUJOBI - 10
AssistsMEKOWULU - 3
LANGLEY - 6
StealsMcKNIGHT - 2
MEKOWULU - 2
CHANEY - 2
LANGLEY - 1
BOYKINS - 1
BlocksDAVIS - 1
Tigers Tripped up at North Carolina A&T
Friday, December 15, 2017
Tigers Tripped up at North Carolina A&T
Delano Spencer scored 17 points vs. North Carolina A&T

BOX SCORE

Final Score: Tennessee State 54 - North Carolina A&T 64
Records: TSU (5-4) – North Carolina A&T (6-4)
Venue: Corbett Sports Center
Location: Greensboro, N.C.
Attendance: 520

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- In the midst of a six-game road swing, the Tennessee State men’s basketball team was handed a 64-54 loss at North Carolina A&T on Friday night at the Corbett Sports Center. Senior guard Delano Spencer scored a game-high 17 points for TSU.

The Tigers (5-4) also received double-digit scoring efforts from Ken’Darrius Hamilton (15) and Kamar McKnight (10).

TSU led for 17:05 of the game, but North Carolina A&T (6-4) shot 46.8 percent from the floor on the night for the win.

The Aggies had double-doubles from Japhet Kadji with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Femi Olujobi with 11 points and 10 boards.

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU LEADERS
    • Points – Delano Spencer - 17
    • Rebounds – Christian Mekowulu - 9
    • Assists – Christian Mekowulu - 3
  • Delano Spencer scored in double figures for the eighth time this season and 19th time in his TSU career.
  • For Ken’Darrius Hamilton, it was his fifth time scoring 10 or more points this season and 13th time in a TSU uniform.
  • Kamar McKnight reached double-digit points for the sixth time this season.
  • TSU committed just 10 turnovers on the night, tying for the second fewest this season.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Delano Spencer made his first three shots and led the way with eight points in the first seven minutes.
  • TSU led by as many as seven points in the first half on two occasions. The second came at the 10:37 mark on a three from Armani Chaney to put the score at 18-11 in favor of the visitors.
  • A 13-0 run by North Carolina A&T gave the Aggies a six-point edge before the Tigers closed the gap to 27-24 heading into the locker rooms for halftime.
  • The momentum quickly swung to TSU with a 7-0 run to open the second half.
  • The lead shifted back to the Aggies, however, with a 12-2 stretch for a 49-39 lead with 6:28 to remaining.  
  • Later in the half, six points in a row from McKnight cut the TSU deficit to 51-45 with just under four minutes to play, but that was as close as the Tigers would get the rest of the way.


GAME NOTES

  • Tennessee State is now 10-14 in the all-time series versus North Carolina A&T.
  • It was the first meeting between the two sides since Dec. 10, 1994.
  • TSU is 2-2 in road games this season.
  • TSU used the starting lineup of Armani Chaney, Delano Spencer, Kamar McKnight, Ken’Darrius Hamilton and Christian Mekowulu for the first time this season.


UP NEXT

  • The Tigers take on Texas on the road on Dec. 18 at 8 p.m.
  • The game will air on national TV on ESPN2 and can be heard on the radio on 102.1 The Ville.  

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