December 01, 20181st2ndFinal
Tennessee State334174
WKU385088
Stats at a GlanceTSUMBBWKU
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)
Offensive Rebounds1010
Defensive Rebounds2121
Total Rebounds3131
Turnovers1814
Steals47
Bench Points712
LeadersTSUMBBWKU
PointsMcKNIGHT - 30
SAVAGE - 20
ReboundsCHAFFEE JR. - 10
MURRAY - 8
AssistsMcKNIGHT - 3
HOLLINGSWORTH - 3
StealsFITZPATRICK-DORSEY - 2
ANDERSON - 3
BASSEY - 3
BlocksCHAFFEE JR. - 2
BASSEY - 2
McKnight Drops 30 in 88-74 Loss at Western Kentucky
Saturday, December 1, 2018
McKnight Drops 30 in 88-74 Loss at Western Kentucky

BOX SCORERADIO CALLS

Final Score: TSU 88 – Western Kentucky 74
Records: TSU 2-5, Western Kentucky 4-3
Venue: E.A. Diddle Arena
Location: Bowling Green, Ky.
Attendance: 6,071

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.

GAME NOTES

  • 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.

UP NEXT

  • 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.

 

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