|December 01, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSUMBB||WKU|
|FG Percentage||.463 (25-54)||.500 (24-48)|
|3P FG Percentage||.278 (5-18)||.308 (4-13)|
|FT Percentage||.760 (19-25)||.800 (36-45)|
BASSEY - 3
Final Score: TSU 88 – Western Kentucky 74
Records: TSU 2-5, Western Kentucky 4-3
Venue: E.A. Diddle Arena
Location: Bowling Green, Ky.
LEXINGTON, Ky. --- The Tennessee State men’s basketball team closed its Saturday night game in E.A. Diddle Arena with a loss to Western Kentucky, 88-74.
Redshirt junior Kamar McKnight led the game with a career-best 30 points. One-of-two eligible seniors on the roster, Stokley Chaffee, Jr. recorded his second double-double of the season with 10 points, 10 rebounds, while also leading the Tigers in blocks with two.
This marks the second game with a significant difference between the number of trips TSU took to the courtesy line, when compared to its opponent. Big Blue had 34 personal fouls, allowing WKU a chance at 45 free throws on the night; the Hilltoppers shot for 80 percent from the line.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- TSU Leaders
- Points: Kamar McKnight – 30
- Rebounds: Stokley Chaffee, Jr. – 10
- Assists: Kamar McKnight – 3
- Blocks: Stokley Chaffee, Jr. - 2
- Steals: Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey - 2
- Kamar McKnight scored his career-high 30 points, also marking a season-high for an individual Tiger.
- Stokley Chaffee, Jr. recorded his second double-double of the season with 10 points, 10 rebounds, also adding two assists and two blocks.
- Both teams posted 31 rebounds apiece.
- The Tigers shot a season low five from 3-point range.
- The Hilltoppers shot 45 free throws, compared to TSU’s 25.
- More than half of TSU’s points were made in the paint (40).
HOW IT HAPPENED
- With only 20 seconds off the clock, Desean Murray draws a foul and gets to put two on the board for WKU.
- A layup brings the Tigers within one 23-22 – the closest since the beginning of the half.
- Fitzpatrick-Dorsey closes the half with two made free throws,
- WKU led the Tigers by five, 38-33 after 20 minutes.
- Leading scorer’s for TSU Kamar McKnight and Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey combined for 32 points in the second half, helping Big Blue shrink the Hilltoppers’ lead to three early in the half.
- Josh Anderson, WKU’s sophomore guard, hit 5-of-5 from the floor and added five points from the free throw line, missing only one the entire second half.
- One final bucket from Taveion Hollingsworth increased the Hilltoppers' lead to 14.
- TSU is 0-9 in the all-time series versus the Hilltoppers.
- Western Kentucky honored its All-Century Team, in honor of its upcoming 100th season, during halftime.
- The voice of TSU Radio, Greg Pogue returns home to WKU. Pogue’s father got his coaching start right here in Bowling Green, ushered in by E.A. Diddle – the Hilltoppers’ arena namesake.
- TSU closes its four-game road swing as it heads to Baltimore, Md. for a Sunday Dec. 9 matchup against Coppin State in the Physical Education Complex Arena.
- The game will air live on ESPN+ and on the radio on 102.1 The Ville. Tip off at 2 p.m.