February 21, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
SIU Edwardsville916152666
TSU Lady Tigers1812121355
Stats at a GlanceSIUEWBBTSU
FG Percentage.407 (22-54) .393 (24-61)
3P FG Percentage.500 (5-10) .111 (2-18)
FT Percentage.944 (17-18) .385 (5-13)
Offensive Rebounds1316
Defensive Rebounds2420
Total Rebounds3736
Turnovers1614
Steals88
Bench Points5226
LeadersSIUEWBBTSU
PointsBELL - 18
ROBERTS - 14
ReboundsBAUMAN - 6
WRIGHTSELL - 9
AssistsTROECKLER - 2
OUTLOW - 6
StealsEVERIDGE - 2
OUTLOW - 3
BlocksBAUMAN - 2
WRISTER - 1
Lady Tigers Fall to Cougars at Home
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Lady Tigers Fall to Cougars at Home
Jaden Wrightsell had 13 points and nine rebounds vs SIUE

FINAL BOX

Final Score: Tennessee State 55– SIU Edwardsville 66
Records: TSU (4-23, 4-11 OVC) – SIUE (12-14, 7-8 OVC)
Venue: Gentry Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn.

NASHVILLE --- Despite getting off to a fast start, the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team dropped a, 66-55, decision to SIU Edwardsville Thursday night in the Gentry Center.

TSU led most of the contest but saw the game slip away down the stretch after getting outscored 26-13 in the final quarter.

Taylor Roberts led TSU with 14 points while Jaden Wrightsell added 13 points and nine rebounds.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Taylor Roberts – 14
    • Rebounds: Jaden Wrightsell – 9
    • Assists: Cebria Outlow – 6
    • Steals: Cebria Outlow - 3
  • TSU shot 2-of-18 from three-point range and 5-of-13 from the free-throw line.
  • There were three ties and three lead changes in the game.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • TSU got off to a scorching start and jumped out to an 8-0 lead after shooting 57.1 percent to open the game.
  • The Lady Tigers led 18-9 after one quarter but the Cougars used a 10-4 run to close the gap to, 22-19, in the second period.
  • The score was, 30-25, in favor of TSU at halftime.
  • SIUE outscored TSU, 7-4, to start the third frame and cut the deficit down to two, 34-32.
  • The Cougars tied the game, 38-38, with 1:50 left in the third quarter.
  • Heading into the final stanza, TSU was up, 42-0.
  • The visitors took their first lead of the night, 44-43, early in the fourth and the teams traded buckets over the next several possessions.
  • The score was tied at 49-all when SIUE scored seven unanswered points to capture a 56-49 advantage.
  • TSU only managed to score seven points in six and a half minutes of action.
  • Andreana Wrister ended TSU’s five minute scoring drought with back-to-back three-pointers to pull within one but SIUE responded with seven straight points to go up, 63-55, with 55.3 seconds remaining.  

GAME NOTES

  • Taylor Roberts scored in double-digits for the third consecutive game.
  • Jaden Wrightsell just missed a double-double with 13 points and nine boards.
  • Cebria Outlow matched her career-high in assists with six.
  • TSU fell to SIUE for the third straight time in the all-time series history.

UP NEXT

  • TSU will play the final home game of the regular season on Saturday with a match-up against SIUE.

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