|November 20, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSUMBB||CSUN|
|FG Percentage||.394 (26-66)||.528 (28-53)|
|3P FG Percentage||.364 (12-33)||.381 (8-21)|
|FT Percentage||.684 (13-19)||.571 (16-28)|
Brown II - 4
Brown II - 2
Ou - 1
Pearre - 1
Gottfried - 1
Final Score: TSU 77 - CSUN 80
Records: TSU (2-3), CSUN (1-3)
Venue: The Matadome
Location: Northridge, Calif.
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. --- The Tennessee State men’s basketball team’s second-half push was not enough to win its first road game outside of Middle Tennessee Tuesday night in the Matadome as the Tigers fell to the CSUN Matadors, 80-77.
For the second game in a row, redshirt junior guard Tripp Davis led TSU in scoring, this time with 20 points on the night for Big Blue. TSU also received double-digit scoring efforts from Kamar McKnight (13) and Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey (11).
California State University, Northridge cruised past the Tigers in the first half, leading TSU by (48-38), outscoring the blue and white 20-12 in the paint.
The Tigers made an offensive comeback, putting up 39 points to CSUN’s 32 in the second half, coming up short.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- TSU Leaders
- Points: Tripp Davis - 20
- Rebounds: Stokley Chaffee, Jr. - 6
- Assists: Armani Chaney - 5
- Steals: Tripp Davis – 3
- More than half of Big Blue’s points were off the bench, 39.
- TSU finished with three players scoring in double figures.
- The Tigers closed the night with 12 made shots from beyond the arc.
- The 20 points for Tripp Davis marks his second career-game scoring double-digit points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Kamar McKnight opened the first half with a 3-point shot and closed it with a buzzer beating jumper.
- The Matadors found open shots with 6-7 forward Lamine Diane and 5-8 guard Terrell Gomez sinking 16 points apiece.
- The lead stretched to 20 by the end of the first period, the largest gap of the game – held by CSUN.
- The Tigers outscored the Matadors in the second half, 39-32, closing the double-digit gap to one possession with only 1:57 on the clock.
- A defensive push put the Tigers in reach of a tied ball game before a personal foul gave CSUN’s Diane a chance to shoot two, putting the Matadors up by three.
- The Tigers are now 1-1 versus CSUN.
- It is the first meeting between the sides since 2004.
- TSU continues its road trip to Rupp Arena for the first time since 2008 to take on Kentucky Friday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. CT.