TIGERS ROAR BACK IN SECOND HALF FOR WIN
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State roared back from a 15-point first half deficit behind 73 percent field goal shooting in the second half on the way to a 90-86 victory over visiting Southeast Missouri State Saturday night. The Tigers trailed 31-16 with less than nine minutes remaining in the opening half and were down 47-39 at halftime. However, the Tigers kept battling back and took the lead for good on a lay-up by Jeremy Jackson with 2:52 remaining. TSU, which has been hurt by free throw shooting, sealed the game at the line, making nine of 10 in the final 1:02 of the game. For the game, TSU was 22-of-25 for 88 percent. "This game was for our seniors," said TSU head coach Cy Alexander. "I was very proud of the way our team responded in the second half to come back for the win." Junior Roshaun Bowens scored 17 of his 28 points in the second half. Senior Garrett Richardson added 18 and Bruce Price tallied 18. TSU finished the game shooting 56 percent (31-55) for the game. Bowens scored 61 points in his two games against Southeast this season. Southeast was led by Dainmon Gonner's 22 points as the Indians placed four players in double figures.