LONG-RANGE SHOOTING HELPS SOUTHEAST BUILD EARLY LEAD IN WIN OVER TIGERS
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. --- Host Southeast Missouri made 10 3-point field goals in the first half on the way to building a 30-point halftime advantage and handing Tennessee State an eventual 87-67 Ohio Valley Conference defeat Thursday night. Southeast shot 67 percent from 3-point range (10-15) in the first half on its way to leading 55-25 at halftime. The Tigers never led in the game as Southeast had jumped to a 19-4 lead just five minutes into the game. TSU shot 37.5 percent (24-64) from the floor and cut into the final margin thanks to seven 3-pointers of its own in the final half. The Tigers reserves accounted for 39 of the teams points led by Brandon Lockridge with 11 points and Jeremy Jackson and Adrian Pritchett scored 10 each. Starters Reshawne Bowers and Josh Cooperwood scored 10 points each. Tim Scheer led Southeast with 32 points while Brett Hale added 17. The Indians shot 53 percent (30-57) for the game. The Tigers continue their road swing with a game at Eastern Illinois Saturday night.