|November 21, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
TSU Lady Tigers
|Stats at a Glance||TSU||VANDY|
|FG Percentage||.338 (22-65)||.451 (32-71)|
|3P FG Percentage||.222 (4-18)||.381 (8-21)|
|FT Percentage||.789 (15-19)||.773 (17-22)|
Final Score: Tennessee State 63 – Vanderbilt 89
Records: TSU (0-4) – VU (2-4)
Venue: Memorial Gymnasium
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
NASHVILLE --- Four players scored in double-digits but it was not enough as the Tennessee State women’s basketball team fell to SEC member Vanderbilt, 89-63, Wednesday afternoon in Memorial Gymnasium.
TSU committed a season-low 13 turnovers but the Lady Tigers shot 22-of-65 from the field (33.8 percent) while the Commodores made 32-of-71 (45.1 percent), including eight three-pointers.
Redshirt senior Tia Wooten led TSU with 18 points while freshman Terrysha Banner came off the bench to score 15. Redshirt sophomore Cebria Outlow added 11 points and seven rebounds in 23 minutes for TSU. Sophomore Jaden Wrightsell posted the second double-double of her career with 10 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.
Vanderbilt had four players reach double-digits led by Chelsie Hall’s 23 points and 10 assists.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- TSU Leaders
- Points: Tia Wooten– 18
- Rebounds: Jaden Wrightsell- 15
- Assists: Terrysha Banner – 4
- Steals: Tia Wooten - 2
- Terrrysha Banner (15), Cebria Outlow (11) and Jaden Wrightsell (10) also scored in double-digits.
- Jaden Wrightsell recorded a double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds.
- TSU held the advantage in bench points, 28-4.
- TSU committed a season-low 13 turnovers in the game.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Tennessee State was trailing 4-0 when a three-pointer by Tia Wooten sparked an 8-0 run to put the Lady Tigers on top.
- TSU went without a bucket for the next 2:34 and VU reclaimed the lead, 10-8.
- Terrysha Banner nailed a triple to end TSU’s scoring drought and the score was 18-17 in favor of Vanderbilt at the end of the first quarter.
- In the second frame, TSU called a timeout after VU used a 10-0 run to capture a 30-19 advantage.
- Out of the break, the Lady Tigers scored six unanswered points to cut the deficit down to four.
- The momentum shifted the final four minutes of play as Commodores outscored the Lady Tigers, 14-4, to carry a, 44-30, lead into the locker room.
- In the second half, VU swelled its advantage to, 54-34, after a 10-4 spurt to open the third.
- Heading into the final frame, the home team led, 67-47, and maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.
- Taylor Roberts was held to single digits in a game for the first time this season.
- Tia Wooten scored in double-digits for the second consecutive game.
- Jaden Wrightsell had 10 rebounds in the first half and finished with 15.
- TSU dropped its 14th straight to Vanderbilt and trails the all-time series, 15-2.
Head Coach Jessica Kern
“Our kids played hard. We had four players in double-digits which is great. I think we have co-players of the game. Terrysha Banner did an amazing job of handling the back-up point guard spot. She shot very well from the outside. And then Jaden Wrightsell had a double-double for us. That kid has absolutely no fear when it comes to rebounding. So I’m excited about that.”
- Initial thoughts
“We executed extremely well in the first quarter. Going into the third quarter, we kind of got away from what we do. And our kids have to learn on the offensive end to be just as patient and that things will come to you. But I think we competed very well.”
- On execution
“I keep telling people,…We’re playing a pro schedule this preseason. I think we’re going to be ready going into Municipal. And I would love to see our Big Blue Family out there when we take on our first opponent.”
- On the schedul
- TSU will participate in the Challenge in Music City Basketball Tournament Friday-Sunday, Nov. 23-25. The Lady Tigers will face Arkansas, Wisconsin and Pittsburgh during the three-day tournament that will be held at Municipal Auditorium in downtown Nashville.