November 30, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Tennessee State1414151962
Arkansas State1319191768
Stats at a GlanceTSUASU
FG Percentage.373 (25-67) .456 (26-57)
3P FG Percentage.280 (7-25) .111 (1-9)
FT Percentage.385 (5-13) .556 (15-27)
Offensive Rebounds2017
Defensive Rebounds1824
Total Rebounds3841
Turnovers2020
Steals97
Bench Points1621
LeadersTSUASU
PointsWOOTEN - 23
Ford - 13
Bradshaw - 13
ReboundsWOOTEN - 8
TEAM - 8
Bradshaw - 7
AssistsBEARD - 4
Ford - 4
StealsROBERTS - 3
Ford - 2
BlocksWOOTEN - 1
BROWN - 1
Bradshaw - 2
Westbrook - 2
Martin - 2
Women's Basketball Comes Up Short at Arkansas State
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Women's Basketball Comes Up Short at Arkansas State
Kaliya Griffin had 11 points vs Arkansas State

FINAL BOX

Final Score: Tennessee State 62 - Arkansas State 68
Records: TSU (0-5) – ASU (3-3)
Venue: First National Bank Arena
Location: Jonesboro, Ark.

Jonesboro, Ark. --- In a hard fought battle, the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team fell to Arkansas State, 68-62, Thursday night in First National Bank Arena.

Tennessee State fell to 0-5 while Arkansas State improved to 3-3 on the season.

TSU battled the entire night and shot 45.6 percent from the field but struggled from the free-throw line.

Tia Wooten finished with 23 points and eight rebounds while Kaliya Griffin scored 11.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Tia Wooten - 23
    • Rebounds: Tia Wooten - 8
    • Assists: Maxine Beard - 4
    • Steals: Taylor Roberts - 3 
  • TSU outrebounded A-State 41-38 and held the advantage in second chance points, 22-14
  • TSU made 15-of-27 from the free-throw line

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • TSU trailed 7-3 when a bucket from Taylor Roberts sparked an 11-2 run that put the Lady Tigers on top, 14-9.
  • The Lady Tigers went without a bucket for the last 2:32 of the period and led, 14-13, heading into the second frame
  • The game was tied when A-State used a spurt to go up 32-28 just before halftime.
  • TSU managed to pull even again but A-State closed out the third quarter with a 9-1 run to move ahead, 51-43.
  • In the fourth stanza, the home team built a double-digit advantage but TSU continued to chip away at the lead.
  • TSU cut the deficit down to just three-points with 3:01 remaining and cut it down to four with 24 seconds left but that would be as close as the Lady Tigers would get.

GAME NOTES

  • TSU falls to 2-2 in the all-time series vs Arkansas State
  • Tia Wooten scored in double-digits for the 5th consecutive game
  • Kaliya Griffin knocked down three triples in the contest
  • Taylor Roberts was held to single digits in scoring for the first time this season
  • Maxine Beard pulled down a team second-best seven rebounds

QUOTES

Head Coach Jessica Kern

“We competed all the way to the end. A great effort by Tia Wooten, she’s been consistently carrying us. Kaliya Griffin, its nice to have her back, she hit some big buckets at some big times. I like our effort tonight. Its very difficult, I know, when you’re not in the win column for kids to just keep coming back for more but we’re encouraged. We’re consistently staying encouraged.”
-Overall thoughts on the game

“We wanted seven made threes tonight, that was our goal…and we made seven. From the field, we limited them to 1-for-9 from the three-point line so we’re making teams work extremely hard. We’re doing the right stuff, eventually we’ll turn the corner. These kids are believing and they’re locked in. We’re getting there.”
-On the positives from the game


UP NEXT

  • TSU returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 9 versus Fisk. Game time is set for 6 p.m. in the Gentry Center.

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