November 20, 20181st2ndFinal
Tennessee State383977
CSUN483280
Stats at a GlanceTSUMBBCSUN
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)
Offensive Rebounds117
Defensive Rebounds2432
Total Rebounds3539
Turnovers1517
Steals107
Bench Points3917
LeadersTSUMBBCSUN
PointsDAVIS - 20
Diane - 29
ReboundsCHAFFEE JR. - 6
Diane - 12
AssistsCHANEY - 5
Gottfried - 4
Brown II - 4
StealsDAVIS - 3
Diane - 2
Brown II - 2
BlocksOrr - 1
Ou - 1
Pearre - 1
Gottfried - 1
Tigers Fall to CSUN Tuesday Night, 80-77
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Tigers Fall to CSUN Tuesday Night, 80-77

BOX SCORE

Final Score: TSU 77 - CSUN 80
Records: TSU (2-3), CSUN (1-3)
Venue: The Matadome
Location: Northridge, Calif.  
Attendance: 858

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.

GAME NOTES

  • The Tigers are now 1-1 versus CSUN.
  • It is the first meeting between the sides since 2004.

UP NEXT

  • 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.

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