|January 05, 2019||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||JSU||TSUMBB|
|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)|
- 10||CHAFFEE JR.
BURNELL - 3
GREGORY - 3
ZELIZNAK - 1
EGBUTA - 1
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.
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.
- 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.
The Tigers return home for a doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky. Tip off on ESPN+ set for 7:30 p.m.