TIGERS SLIP PAST TREVECCA IN OVERTIME
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State capped off a blistering night at the free throw line by making all 12 attempts in overtime to slip past a determined Trevecca team, 102-97 Tuesday night in the Tigers home opener. TSU won its third game in a row, but the Trojans fought the Tigers to wire, sending the game into the extra period after Jerod Perry's two free throws with nine seconds remaining. The Tigers got a field goal from Bruce Price in overtime and eight free throws to build as much as a seven-point lead. The Tigers finished 22-of-23 from the line for 95.7 percent. The Tigers scored a season-high 102 points while allowing the Trojans to shoot 52 percent from the floor (31-60), including 65 percent in the second half. Trevecca also had a good night at the line, making 26-of-32 for 81 percent. "We have to learn to play with intensity each time we play a game," said TSU coach Cy Alexander. "I was disappointed with our effort, but we were fortunate to have a learning experience like this and gain a win." Price led TSU with a season-high 25 points, while Wayne Arnold and Roshaun Bowens scored 19 points each. Rod Flowers had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds and Kareem Grant scored 11 points. The Trojans, who came to the Gentry Center with just one loss in 10 games, was led by Perry's game high 30 points. Eric Price added 20. The game was TSU's third overtime of the young season. The Tigers will host Fisk University Thursday night.