TIGERS FALL SHORT AT SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
CAPE GIRADEAU, Mo. --- Tennessee State's bid for a third straight win to start Ohio Valley Conference play came up short as host Southeast Missouri pulled away down the stretch to hand the Tigers an 81-75 defeat Thursday night. The Tigers were trailing 62-61 after Roshaun Bowens jump shot with 7:43 remaining in the game, but Southeast went on a 12-2 run over the next four minutes to build a 74-63 lead near the 3-minute mark. The Tigers were able to get no closer than five points the rest of the way. The loss spoiled a career-high 33-point performance by Bowens. The junior from Nashville connected on 11-of-19 field goals. Senior Brandon Lockridge came off the bench to tally 16. The game was plagued by fouls as TSU was whistled for 26 fouls and the Indians 29. Southeast was 28-of-35 from the free throw line while the Tigers were 18-of-28. Southeast (9-6, 2-2 in the OVC) placed four players in double figures, led by Derek Winans with 22 points, 19 in the second half. TSU (3-11, 2-1) continues its road trip at Eastern Illinois Saturday.