January 10, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
Eastern Kentucky1667938
TSU Lady Tigers1516101960
Stats at a GlanceEKUWBBTSU
FG Percentage.298 (14-47) .350 (21-60)
3P FG Percentage.211 (4-19) .227 (5-22)
FT Percentage.545 (6-11) .619 (13-21)
Offensive Rebounds1214
Defensive Rebounds2624
Total Rebounds3838
Turnovers2310
Steals513
Bench Points1317
LeadersEKUWBBTSU
PointsCECIL - 9
WOOTEN - 14
ReboundsMcCOY - 9
WRIGHTSELL - 10
WOOTEN - 10
AssistsMcCOY - 5
WOOTEN - 3
StealsGOODLETT - 3
WRIGHTSELL - 4
BlocksWRISTER - 1
Lady Tigers Defeat Colonels, 60-38, for First OVC Win
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Lady Tigers Defeat Colonels, 60-38, for First OVC  Win
Terrysha Banner had 13 points vs Eastern Kentucky

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Final Score: Tennessee State 60 – Eastern Kentucky 38
Records: TSU (1-14, 1-2 OVC) – EKU (2-12, 0-3 OVC)
Venue: Gentry Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn.

Nashville, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team had a strong performance in an impressive, 60-38, victory over Eastern Kentucky Thursday night in the Gentry Center.

Tennessee State (1-14, 1-2 OVC) picked up its first win of the season after holding Eastern Kentucky (2-12, 0-3 OVC) to 22 points in the last three quarters. TSU was down, 19-17, when a 14-0 run gave the Lady Tigers a double-digit lead and control of the game.

Tia Wooten led TSU with 14 points and 10 rebounds for her third double-double of the season. Taylor Roberts and Terrysha Banner finished the game with 13 points each while Jaden Wrightsell registered a double-double of 12 points and 10 boards.

Mashayla Cecil led the Colonels with nine points.

Tennessee State held the advantage in points in the paint, 30-12, and second chance points, 23-5. The Lady Tigers committed a season-low 10 turnovers and had 13 steals in the contest.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Tia Wooten – 14
    • Rebounds: Tia Wooten and Jaden Wrightsell – 10
    • Assists: Tia Wooten - 3
    • Steals: Jaden Wrightsell - 4
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HOW IT HAPPENED

  • TSU went 1-of-7 from the field to start the game and fell behind 11-3, which led to a timeout.
  • The Lady Tigers regrouped out of the break and outscored their opponent 12-5 to close out the quarter. TSU trailed 16-15 after one quarter of action.
  • In the second frame TSU continued to put the pieces together.
  • TSU was down, 19-17, when a jumper by Lauren Elliott sparked a 14-0 run that gave the Lady Tigers a double-digit advantage.
  • Terrysha Banner drained her third triple of the game to make the score, 31-19, in favor of TSU before an EKU three-pointer made the score, 31-22, at halftime.
  • TSU outscored EKU 16-6 in the second period.
  • In the third quarter, six unanswered points by TSU stretched the home team’s advantage to 37-22 and forced an EKU timeout.
  • The Colonels had a short spurt and cut TSU’s 15-point lead down to 39-29 before the Lady Tigers carried a 41-29 led into the final quarter.
  • With 5:10 remaining in the game, a free-throw by Andreana Wrister gave the Lady Tigers a 53-33 cushion.
  • TSU maintained a comfortable lead the rest of the way.

GAME NOTES

  • Tia Wooten recorded her third double-double of the season.
  • Jaden Wrightsell posted a double-double for the second time this season.
  • TSU picked up its 24th win in the all-time series versus EKU.
  • The Lady Tigers have now won four straight versus the Colonels.
  • TSU committed two turnovers in the first half; lowest amount in a half since Feb. 8, 2018 versus Belmont
  • TSU only committed 10 turnovers in the game, the fewest since committing nine versus Belmont on March 2, 2016.
  • Last Time Held Opponent Under 40 Points was in 2011 - Defeated Southeast Missouri, 58-35 (2/24/11) - Gentry Center

QUOTES
Head Coach Jessica Kern
I couldn’t be more proud of our team and our discipline tonight. We had 10 total turnovers for the game and we only had two at halftime. I was very disappointed with our rebounding at halftime but we showed up in the second half in the rebounding category. And to finally have four players in double-digits says a lot.”

Redshirt senior Tia Wooten
“I think we finally put a whole game together. We’ve been working hard. Going to back to just believing and trusting the process, everything just feels like it’s coming together.”

UP NEXT

  • TSU will close out its four-game homestand on Saturday, Jan. 12 with a match-up against Morehead State.

 

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