TIGERS PLAY TOUGH AT 24TH RANKED OHIO STATE
Friday, December 23, 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio --- Tennessee State pushed Ohio State, but the host 24th-ranked Buckeyes were able to use a late surge down the stretch to hold off a determined Tiger team, 74-65. The Tigers had led 26-16 in the opening half, but OSU rallied to take a 40-31 halftime lead. After OSU opened up a double-digit lead, TSU mounted a rally and fought back to lead by as many as three points following a Kareem Grant layup at the 10:42 mark. OSU took the lead for good a jumper by Terrence Dials 9:11 mark. Dials scored 15 of his team-high 19 points in the second half. OSU would stretch the lead and the closet TSU would come the rest of the way was five points, 65-6- with 2:54 remaining. The Tigers were led by Wayne Arnold who scored 23 points, making 7-of-8 3-point field goals. Bruce Price scored 14 and Reiley Ervin had 12. Price left the game with less than five minutes remaining with a knee injury. TSU (2-4) plays at Iowa State Dec. 28. OSU stays unbeaten at 8-0.

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