|December 09, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSUMBB||CSUM|
|FG Percentage||.429 (24-56)||.383 (18-47)|
|3P FG Percentage||.286 (4-14)||.217 (5-23)|
|FT Percentage||.522 (12-23)||.583 (14-24)|
CLAYTON - 1
DAVIS - 1
MOORE - 1
ANDREWS-FULTON - 2
Final Score: TSU 64 – Coppin State 55
Records: TSU 3-5, Coppin State 0-11
Venue: Physical Education Complex Arena
Location: Baltimore, Md.
BALTIMORE --- Ending the four game road-swing with its first Division I win, the Tennessee State men’s basketball team defeated Coppin State 64-55 Sunday afternoon in PEC Arena.
Big Blue’s defense helped the Tigers break its three-game losing streak, boarding 37 to Coppin State’s 35, forcing 23 turnovers. Stokley Chaffee, Jr. grabbed seven while putting up four points, as redshirt junior Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey led the game with 18 points, marking his sixth game with double-digit points, and his fourth as the Tigers’ leading scorer.
Leading by six at the half, Big Blue increased its lead to as much as 13, leading for 37:09 of the afternoon – the largest lead versus a DI opponent this season.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- TSU Leaders
- Points: Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey - 18
- Rebounds: Stokley Chaffee, Jr. - 7
- Assists: Armani Chaney - 4
- Blocks: Emmanuel Egbuta/Damarri Moore/Tripp Davis - 1
- Steals: Emmanuel Egbuta - 4
- TSU led with 13 steals on the night, marking the third time this season with double-digit steals.
- The Tigers capitalized off of CSU’s 23 turnovers, scoring 25 points off of them.
- Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey finished with a game-high 18 points, adding 6 rebounds an assist and two steals.
- Stokley Chaffee, Jr. grabbed seven boards, leading the Tigers for the sixth game this season.
- Senior guard Armani Chaney is now averaging 3.0 rebounds per game dishing out four versus CSU.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Stokley Chaffee, Jr. kicked off the first half going up for an and-1, putting the Tigers up 2-0.
- Coppin State went 2:23 before getting on the board with a layup from one of the Eagles’ top scorers, Nigel Marshall.
- Up 20-9, TSU went 2:20 without a shot giving CSU a chance to take a few in the paint to close the gap 24-21.
- Tigers led by 6 at the half, 33-27.
- Early in the second, CSU went up for one-of-five threes for its first and only lead of the game.
- Redshirt junior Tripp Davis on a fast break puts TSU back on top.
- After shooting 20 percent (1-of-5) from the charity stripe in the first half, Big Blue took advantage in the second and hit 11-18, led by Armani Chaney (5-of-6).
- This served as the first matchup between Coppin State and Tennessee State.
- The Tigers are now 1-0 in the all-time series over the Eagles.
- TSU is 1-4 away from Gentry Center.
- After a long road-swing, the Tigers head home for another HBCU matchup, as TSU hosts NC A&T in the Gentry Center, Dec. 15.
- The game will air live on ESPN+ and on the radio on 102.1 The Ville. Tip off at 4 p.m.
HEAD COACH BRIAN “PENNY” COLLINS
Anytime you’ve got a chance to win on the road, it’s always good. It was an ugly win, but we’ll take it. Our guys needed a game like this, and to come on the road and play against a team like Coppin State, who’s dangerous and scores at a high level and has a great coach, we’re just excited to get the win and get on up out of here.
(on what worked well)
We guarded. We played really good defense. We kept it under 60 points today, and that’s kind of what we hang our hat on today – on the defensive end. Anytime you can win an ugly game like that on the road.
(on steals and CSU turnovers)
We were in the passing lane, we got a lot of deflections and guys like Damarri, Donte and Tripp did an amazing job of taking advantage of them on the other end.