|November 17, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||FISK||TSUMBB|
|FG Percentage||.297 (19-64)||.549 (39-71)|
|3P FG Percentage||.192 (5-26)||.487 (19-39)|
|FT Percentage||.600 (18-30)||.696 (16-23)|
- 6||CHAFFEE JR.
DAVIS - 2
- 1||CHAFFEE JR.
Final Score: TSU 113 - Fisk 61
Records: TSU (2-2), Fisk (1-5)
Venue: Gentry Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State men’s basketball team’s high-octane offense was on full display on Saturday night in a dominating 113-61 victory over crosstown opponent Fisk at the Gentry Center in the Battle of Jefferson Street. Saturday marked the first time TSU scored 100-plus points in a regular season game since a 108-85 win over Fisk on Dec. 15, 2013.
Redshirt junior guard Tripp Davis scored a game-high 24 points on the night for TSU (2-0), quadrupling his previous career high of six points set earlier this season at Fisk. TSU also received double-digit scoring efforts from Kamar McKnight (18), Armani Chaney (12) and Michael Littlejohn (11).
The Tigers held a 63-27 halftime edge and cruised in the second half, outscoring Fisk (1-5) by a 50-34 margin in the second half.
TSU dominated on the glass, outrebounding Fisk 59-26 led by seven boards from Stokley Chaffee Jr.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- TSU Leaders
- Points: Tripp Davis - 24
- Rebounds: Stokley Chaffee Jr. - 7
- Assists: Kamar McKnight - 6
- Steal: Michael Littlejohn / Tripp Davis - 2
- TSU made 19 three-pointers on the night, shooting 19-of-39 from three-point range.
- The Tigers held a 59-26 rebounding edge.
- TSU finished with four players scoring in double figures.
- The 24 points for Tripp Davis bested his previous best of six points scored against Lipscomb on Nov. 10, 2018.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- TSU scored the first nine points, keeping the Bulldogs off the scoreboard for the first four minutes of the game.
- Fisk found its shooting touch to get on the board with a pair of threes, but the Tigers quickly regained the momentum with a 19-3 run to push the lead to double figures at 27-8 with 11 minutes left in the half.
- The lead stretched to 31 on a Tripp Davis three for a 52-21 edge later in the first half.
- The Tigers continued their efficient offense in the second half, finishing 54.9 percent (39-of-71) from the floor.
- TSU’s advantage ballooned to 51 in the final three minutes with a 107-56 lead.
- TSU head to California to take on Cal State Northridge on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
HEAD COACH BRIAN “PENNY” COLLINS
"I’m excited to get our second win of the season right here at home, against a good Fisk team. I feel like they’re going to be a really good team when they get into their conference play. I’m excited for Kenny Anderson, he’s someone that I really admire, as a young fellow, watching him in the NBA, to see him get a head coaching job right here in the city. Now that the game is over with, we can go to lunch and have fun and pick each other’s brains about basketball. I’m really excited about Fisk and I’m hoping they have a great season this year."
(on game plan)
"Well tonight, we just really wanted to worry about us, and play our defensive share of principles, and keep it simple and keep them in front, and keep them from driving and making crazy shots. I feel like we really sped them up when we started pressing, we got some steals and really spread the game open. That was pretty much the game plan – worry about us and play our style of basketball tonight."
"We always want to take wide-open shots. If someone is going to give us a wide-open three, we’re going to take it every time. Tonight, they were going in, that’s a really good thing. But, some nights, guys have to have a feel for the game and say, ‘ok. It’s not dropping tonight. Let’s shot-fake, drive and kick it.’ Tonight, we were making shots, so I’m not surprised we made 19 threes because we’re capable of having those kind of nights. The maturation of the team is knowing when not to take the shots, and when to take them."