Tigers? Upset Bid At Indiana Falls Short 84-72
Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Bloomington IN ---Tennessee State guard Bruce Price led a gallant Tiger upset effort at nationally ranked Indiana, scoring 34 points in an 84-72 loss.


Playing in the heart of Hoosier country, Tennessee State started slowly, falling behind by 16 points (23-7) at the 10:51 mark of the first half and 19 points (36-17) with 6:14 remaining. Price ended the half hitting four three-pointers, including a jumper with 0:01 remaining on the clock. He finished the first half with 20 points hitting 7-12 shots from the field including 4-5 from beyond the 3-point arc. TSU trailed 48-35 at intermission.


In the second half, the Tigers chipped away at Indiana’s lead and got the score under double-digits, closing to within 9 points (53-44) at 16:18 and down to 7 points (65-58) with 7:29 remaining. Indiana went on an 11-3 run over the next 3:00 to push their lead up to 76-61 (15 points) and maintained their margin until the end of the game. Price scored the last points of the game on a lay-up as the clock expired for the final 84-72 score.


Price is credited with 5 assists and 5 steals on the night. No other TSU player scored in double figures in the game. Indiana’s D.J. White had a career-high 29 points and 13 rebounds to lead three Hoosiers in double figures.


Tennessee State will play two more games this week on the road opening their OVC season, with games at Southeast Missouri State (12/06) and at Eastern Illinois
(12/08).