|November 15, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||CAR||TSUMBB|
|FG Percentage||.365 (19-52)||.478 (33-69)|
|3P FG Percentage||.391 (9-23)||.333 (8-24)|
|FT Percentage||.526 (10-19)||.692 (18-26)|
- 6||CHAFFEE JR.
- 3||CHAFFEE JR.
MOORE - 3
McKNIGHT - 3
HENDERSON - 1
DAVIS - 1
Final Score: TSU 92 - Carver 57
Records: TSU (1-2), Carver (0-7)
Venue: Gentry Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
NASHVILLE --- Head Coach Brian “Penny” Collins earned the first win of his Tennessee State men’s basketball career as the Tigers cruised to a 92-57 victory over visiting Carver on Thursday night at the Gentry Center.
With the score tied at 22-22 with 11 minutes left in the first half, TSU (1-2) embarked on a 22-5 run to gain the upper hand in the game. TSU continued to dominate in the second half, outscoring the Cougars (0-7) by a 45-28 score in the final 20 minutes.
Five Tigers scored in double figures led by 15 points from Kamar McKnight and 14 from Emmanuel Egbuta in his TSU debut. Also reaching double-digit points were Jalen Duke (11), Michael Littlejohn (11) and Dave Morris (10).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- TSU Leaders
- Points: Kamar McKnight - 15
- Rebounds: Stokley Chaffee Jr. - 13
- Assists: K. McKnight/S. Chaffee Jr./D. Moore - 3
- Steals: Emmanuel Egbuta – 3
- TSU scored 48 points in the paint to Carver’s 12.
- Tennessee State forced 26 turnovers and scored 38 points off turnovers on the night.
- The 13 rebounds are a career high for Stokley Chaffee Jr.
- Dave Morris scored in double figures for the first time in his collegiate career.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Michael Littlejohn drained the first of his two threes to give the Tigers a 15-8 lead five minutes into the game.
- Carver battled back to level the scoring at 22-22 with 11 minutes showing on the first half clock.
- Heading into the half with a 47-29 advantage, TSU shot 59.4 percent (19-of-32) from the floor in the first 20 minutes.
- The Tigers led by 30 or more points for the final 8:48 of the game.
- The largest lead of the night came in the final minute when a Demarcus Mitchell free throw stretched the advantage to 36 points at 91-55.
- Thursday’s game was the first for TSU as part of the Ohio Valley Hardwood Classic.
- TSU is 1-0 in the all-time series versus Carver.
- The Tigers led at the half for the first time this season.
- TSU has won 17 in a row versus non-Division I opponents.
- Carver competes at the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association level.
- Redshirt junior guard Tripp Davis made his first collegiate start for TSU.
- TSU concludes its homestand on Saturday, Nov. 17, with a matchup versus Fisk a the Gentry Center at 7 p.m.