Tigers Open Season With 90-80 Win
Saturday, November 10, 2007

Tigers Open Season with 90-80 Win Over Cumberland

The Tennessee State University Tigers opened their 2007-08 regular season with a 90-80 win over Cumberland University, from nearby Lebanon, Tennessee.

Freshman guard Gerald Robinson, Jr., paced the Tigers with 26 points on 10-15 shooting from the floor, including 4-7 from 3-point range. Juniors Bruce Price (20), Jerrell Houston (14) and Stephen Evans (10) added double-figure scoring for the Big Blue.

The game was close throughout as the two teams saw the score tied eleven times and the lead change fifteen times. Cumberland held a brief five point lead in the first half (16:33), but the Tigers fought back to lead by eleven late in the half (1:19). The Tigers held a 50-44 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Cumberland chipped away at the Tigers’ lead to take a 59-58 lead at 13:02 and a three point lead (61-58) at 12:01. The teams traded leads until TSU forged ahead by five points (76-71) at 6:20 on a Gerald Robinson 3-pointer. Cumberland closed the game to a 1-point contest (81-80) with 0:55 remaining, but the Tigers were able to stretch their lead back to the final 90-80 margin to close out the game.

Tennessee State will host Georgia Tech on Sunday, November 11th at the Gentry Center on campus. Tip-off is set for 6:00p.