January 26, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
TSU Lady Tigers1813142065
Murray St.2115121361
Stats at a GlanceTSUMSU
FG Percentage.328 (21-64) .393 (22-56)
3P FG Percentage.083 (1-12) .235 (4-17)
FT Percentage.786 (22-28) .650 (13-20)
Offensive Rebounds1512
Defensive Rebounds2530
Total Rebounds4042
Turnovers1119
Steals136
Bench Points3611
LeadersTSUMSU
PointsOUTLOW - 31
Macey Turley - 20
ReboundsWOOTEN - 13
Evelyn Adebayo - 18
AssistsELLIOT - 3
Macey Turley - 4
StealsWRIGHTSELL - 5
Macey Turley - 3
BlocksWRISTER - 1
ELLIOT - 1
Janika Griffith-Wall - 1
Lex Mayes - 1
Alexis Burpo - 1
Cebria Outlow Scores Career-High in TSU's Win Over Murray State
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Cebria Outlow Scores Career-High in TSU's Win Over Murray State
Cebria Outlow scored a career-high 31 points at Murray State

FINAL BOX | PHOTOS by Dave Winder

Final Score: Tennessee State 65 – Murray State 61
Records: TSU (2-18, 2-6 OVC) – MSU (6-12, 2-5 OVC)
Venue: GFSB Center
Location: Murray, Ky.

Murray, Ky. --- In a game that went down to the wire, the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team pulled out a hard-fought, 65-61, victory over Murray State Saturday night in the CFSB Center.

After falling behind by double-digits, Tennessee State (2-18, 2-6 OVC) continued to fight and cut the deficit down to single digits. The Lady Tiger stayed within striking distance and used a strong fourth quarter to secure the first road win of the season.

With 2:07 left in the game, TSU was trailing 60-55 when the Lady Tigers went on a 10-1 run to close out the game.

Redshirt sophomore Cebria Outlow exploded for a career-high 31 points to lead TSU while Tia Wooten added nine points and 13 rebounds.

Murray State (6-12, 2-5 OVC) was led in scoring by Macey Turley’s 20 points. Evelyn Adebayo recorded a double-double of 16 points and 18 rebounds.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Cebria Outlow – 31
    • Rebounds: Tia Wooten – 13
    • Assists: Lauren Elliott -3
    • Steals: Jaden Wrightsell – 5
  • TSU outscored MSU 36-11 in bench points.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • TSU was down 4-2 when MSU used a 7-0 run to go up, 11-2.
  • Following a timeout, the Lady Tigers turned up their defensive pressure and took advantage of Racer turnovers.
  • TSU rallied to cut the deficit down to just three points at the end of the first quarter.
  • TSU started the second period with a 7-0 run fueled by buckets from Asia Sims and Cebria Outlow. The spurt allowed the Lady Tigers to take a 25-23 lead.
  • Another scoring drought, however, saw MSU put up seven unanswered points to reclaim the advantage, 30-25.
  • Murray State led, 36-31, at halftime.
  • Neither team scored through the first three minutes of the third stanza.
  • The Racers got on the board first and from there the teams traded scores.
  • The score was 48-45 in favor of Murray State heading into the final quarter.
  • A three-point play by Jaden Wrightsell closed the gap to, 50-48, at the 8:41 mark.
  • TSU clawed to within one a few possessions later but MSU answered with a three-pointer to go back up, 57-53, with 3:46 remaining.
  • TSU continued to fight and six straight points from Cebria Outlow once again brought the Lady Tigers to within one, 60-59, with 1:35 remaining.
  • With 53.6 left on the clock, Cebria Outlow stepped up to the line to make two free-throws, giving TSU a 61-60 advantage.
  • TSU got a stop on the next possession and after coming away with the rebound Outlow was fouled.
  • She made one free-throw to give TSU a 62-60 lead with 39.4 seconds remaining.
  • Murray State was fouled on the next play and made one of two.
  • TSU was up, 62-61, with 31.5 on the clock.
  • Andreana Wrister made one of two free-throws and TSU lead, 63-61, with 31.5 seconds remaining.
  • TSU got a crucial stop on the next possession and Asia Sims was fouled.
  • Sims made both to give TSU a 65-61 lead with 6.7 left.
  • Murray State’s final three shot attempts were off the mark.

GAME NOTES

  • Cebria Outlow scored a career-high 31 points and posted double-digits for the fourth time this season.
  • Outlow played for the first time since the Dec. 21 game at Ball State.
  • TSU picked up its 25th win in the all-time series versus Murray State and snapped a two-game losing skid to the Racers.
  • TSU won its first road game of the season and snapped a four-game losing streak.
  • Tia Wooten pulled down double-digit rebounds for the fifth time this season.

 

UP NEXT

  • TSU returns home to host UT Martin on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m. in the Gentry Center.

 

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