January 05, 20191st2ndFinal
JSU343569
Tennessee State253762
Stats at a GlanceJSUTSUMBB
FG Percentage.396 (19-48) .432 (19-44)
3P FG Percentage.500 (9-18) .286 (6-21)
FT Percentage.786 (22-28) .900 (18-20)
Offensive Rebounds105
Defensive Rebounds2023
Total Rebounds3028
Turnovers1420
Steals115
Bench Points2724
LeadersJSUTSUMBB
PointsMOSTELLA - 15
DAVIS - 19
ReboundsBURNELL - 10
CHAFFEE JR. - 6
AssistsHUDSON - 3
BURNELL - 3
CHANEY - 4
StealsHUDSON - 3
GREGORY - 3
CHANEY - 4
BlocksBURNELL - 1
ZELIZNAK - 1
CHAFFEE JR. - 1
EGBUTA - 1
Davis Leads Tigers in Nail-Biting 69-62 loss to JSU
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Davis Leads Tigers in Nail-Biting 69-62 loss to JSU

BOX SCORE | PHOTO GALLERY (Photos by Sam Jordan)

Final Score: TSU ,62 JSU 69
Records: TSU (3-11, 0-2 OVC), JSU (10-5, 2-0 OVC)
Venue: Gentry Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn. 
Attendance: 710

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State men’s basketball team fell to the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in a nail-biting 69-62 loss Saturday evening in the Gentry Center.

Nashville-native Tripp Davis led the Tigers for the fourth time this season scoring 19 points, (11-of-12) from the free throw line and (2-of-6) from three-point distance.

Two Tigers, who sat out last season, recorded career-highs, including Dave Morris, a redshirt-freshman guard from Erie, Pennsylvania, with 14 points and DaJion Henderson, a redshirt-junior forward, with seven points.

The Gamecocks shot 22-of-28 from the charity stripe, which would turn into game-deciding trips as TSU shot 18-of-20 from the line. 

The Tigers close its OVC opening weekend 0-2, moving to 3-11 on the season.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Tripp Davis - 19
    • Assists: Damarri Moore- 5
    • Blocks: Stokley Chaffee, Jr. and Emmanuel Egbuta – 1
    • Steals: Armani Chaney - 4
  • Two Tigers scored in double-digits: Tripp Davis 19 and Dave Morris a career-high 14.
  • DaJion Henderson scored a career-high seven points, adding two rebounds.
  • Eight tied scores and seven lead changes made for a close and exciting game.  
  • TSU committed 20 turnovers, allowing JSU to score 19 points off of them. TSU forced 14 Jacksonville State turnovers turning the opportunities into 13 points.
  • Tripp Davis hit 11 free throws, an individual and team season-high.
  • The Gamecocks notched 12 second-chance points.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Damarri Moore made his first start for TSU and put the Tigers on the board.
  • Stokley Chaffee, Jr. first dunk of the night, decreasing the Gamecock lead to just two.
  • TSU shoot 57 percent through the first eight minutes of the half.
  • Halftime JSU leads 34-25.
  • Technical fouls were called on Jacksonville State allowing Tripp Davis to put four points on the board for TSU.
  • Three from Tripp Davis gives TSU the lead.
  • Late trips to the charity stripe helped JSU increase its lead to seven.
    • JSU’s final eight points were made at the free throw line.

GAME NOTES

  • In the all-time series against Jacksonville State, the Tigers are now 19-14, 14-3 at home in the Gentry Center.
  • Daniel Cummings made his first start of the season, fifth start of his career against the Gamecocks.
  • Damarri Moore makes his first start after playing in 12-of-13 games so far this season.
  • Jacksonville State’s Detrick Mostella and Ty Hudson earned technical fouls in the second half.
  • Tennessee State earned a team technical. 

UP NEXT
The Tigers return home for a doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky. Tip off on ESPN+ set for 7:30 p.m.

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