USAFA Colorado Springs, Colo. - The Tennessee State University Tigers dropped their second straight with an, 87-72, loss at Air Force in Clune Arena on Saturday night.
TSU (1-3) took their largest lead early in the first half at the 14:08 mark, 12-6, but would lose the lead in less than two minutes. With 5:25 remaining before halftime, AFA used a 9-3 run to close out the half and take a 29-22 lead into the locker room.
In the second, The Tigers trailed by the largest margin of the night, 56-36, with 12:16 remaining. Quick fouls by the Falcons put TSU in the double bonus early. In the second half, the Tigers shot 19-of-20 from the free-throw line, 21-of-23 overall, to finish at 91.3 percent from the charity stripe.The effort from free-throw line only chipped away at the lead as TSU would come within 11 points of the lead three times, never cutting into single digits for the remainder of the game.
Kenny Moore led all scorers with 18 points (4-of-8) while hauling in nine rebounds and shooting a perfect, 9-of-9, from the charity stripe.
Patrick Miller, in back-to-back games, scored all of his points in the second half. He finished with 16 points going 9-of-10 at the line. Jacquan Nobles added 11 points as the Tigers finished shooting 37.8 percent from the floor.
The Falcons (2-1) finished with five players in double figures while hitting 62 percent from the field including 40 percent from the arc.
Tom Fow and Michael Lyons tied a team-high with 17 points with Fow hitting 6-of-9 while Lyons recorded nine boards. Evan Washington scored 14 points and pulled in a team-high, nine rebounds. Taylor Broekhius added a career-high 13 points and Derek Brooks shot 4-of-6 for 11 points.
The Tigers will end their eight-day road trip when they face St. Louis University on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m.