|January 03, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TTU||TSUMBB|
|FG Percentage||.476 (20-42)||.385 (20-52)|
|3P FG Percentage||.333 (4-12)||.182 (4-22)|
|FT Percentage||.611 (22-36)||.625 (20-32)|
Final Score: TSU 64, TTU 66
Records: TSU (3-10, 0-1 OVC), TTU (5-9, 1-0 OVC)
Venue: Gentry Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
NASHVILLE --- In a down-to-the-minute heartbreaker, Tennessee State men's basketball fell to Tennessee Tech, 66-64 in the Ohio Valley Conference opener Thursday night in the Gentry Center.
With seven-tenths of a second left in the game and Tennessee State down by three, Tripp Davis heads to the free throw line to shoot two. Davis sinks the first shot. The guard lobs the second shot at the rim while Stokley Chaffee, Jr. goes up for the offensive rebound and put-back only for the ball to edge off the rim as the time expired.
Armani Chaney led the team in scoring for the second time this season with 15 points, and was one of three to score double-digits against Tennessee Tech.
The Tigers drop to 3-10 on the season, 0-1 in league play, while the Golden Eagles improve to 5-9, 1-0 OVC.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- TSU Leaders
- Points: Armani Chaney - 15
- Assists: Tripp Davis - 2
- Blocks: DaJion Henderson - 2
- Steals: Tripp Davis - 2
- This marks the second game in-a-row Armani Chaney led the Tigers in scoring.
- The Tigers outboarded the Golden Eagles 45-23, marking the fifth time this season TSU out-rebounded its opponent.
- TTU scored 29 points off of TSU's 23 turnovers.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Armani Chaney hit an open three to put the Tigers on the board, marking the second time in-a-row Chaney hit a three to open a game.
- A trip to the free throw line gave the Golden Eagles a chance to decrease the lead to just three before the half, Tennessee State up 32-29.
- Tech returned from the break outscoring TSU 9-6 in the first four minutes of the second period.
- The Golden Eagles took a two-point lead before Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey pulled up for his first three of the night.
- Down to a one possession game 61-59, Tech leading by two. Armani Chaney, on the fast break, lays one in for the last tie of the night.
- In the all-time series against Tennessee Tech, the Tigers are 32-35, 16-17 at home.
The Tigers return home for another doubleheader versus Jacksonville State Saturday, Jan. 5. Tipoff for women is 3 p.m., followed by the men's game at 5 p.m.