January 12, 20191st2ndFinal
Morehead State353974
Tennessee State194261
Stats at a GlanceMOR-MTSUMBB
FG Percentage.440 (22-50) .413 (26-63)
3P FG Percentage.500 (8-16) .182 (4-22)
FT Percentage.688 (22-32) .357 (5-14)
Offensive Rebounds1115
Defensive Rebounds2823
Total Rebounds3938
Turnovers1820
Steals89
Bench Points1235
LeadersMOR-MTSUMBB
PointsHARRIS - 19
McKNIGHT - 19
ReboundsHARRIS - 13
CHAFFEE JR. - 9
AssistsHICKS - 3
CHANEY - 6
StealsWALKER - 3
HICKS - 3
CHANEY - 3
DAVIS - 3
BlocksBAKER - 2
HARRIS - 2
CHAFFEE JR. - 4
Tigers Drop Saturday Evening Contest to Morehead State, 74-61
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Tigers Drop Saturday Evening Contest to Morehead State, 74-61

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Final Score: TSU 61, MSU 74
Records: TSU (4-12, 1-3 OVC), MSU (4-13, 1-3 OVC)
Venue: Gentry Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn. 
Attendance: 653

NASHVILLE --- Kamar McKnight led the Tigers for the second time this week, scoring 19 points in the Saturday night 74-61 loss to Morehead State. Tennessee State men’s basketball hits the road for the next four Ohio Valley Conference games, with its first stop at Tennessee Tech, Jan. 17.

Big Blue is now 4-12 overall, 1-3 in the league – placing them tenth in the conference through four games.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Kamar McKnight – 19
    • Rebounds: Stokley Chaffee, Jr. – 9
    • Assists: Armani Chaney – 6
    • Blocks: Stokley Chaffee, Jr. – 4
    • Steals: Armani Chaney and Tripp Davis – 3
  • Armani Chaney was the sole Tiger to register an assist, and tied for his season-high six, while leading TSU for the ninth time this season.
  • Kamar McKnight scored in double digits for the ninth time, leading TSU for the fourth time, second in-a-row.
    • Dave Morris (11) and Michael Littlejohn (10) also recorded double-digit points.
  • Stokley Chaffee, Jr. tied for his season-high four blocks.
  • MSU scored 21 points off of TSU’s 20 turnovers.
  • Big Blue had 42 points in the paint, and had 35 points off the bench.
  • TSU scored 42 points in the second half.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Armani Chaney put the Tigers on the board for the third game, this time with a layup.
  • Dave Morris layup to regain the lead. Cuts through traffic for another two forcing a MSU timeout.
  • TSU committed 13 turnovers first half.
  • Tripp Davis for three to end scoring drought, 26-17.
  • MSU went 9-0, while TSU struggled to put up a shot for the final 3:36 of the first period.
  • Morehead State led the Tigers, 35-19 at the half.
  • Michael Littlejohn hit a wide open three, with an assist from Chaney to close the Eagle’s 16 point lead over TSU.
  • Kamar McKnight scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half, hitting 8-of-14 from the field.

GAME NOTES

  • The Tigers are now 35-39 in the all-time series against the Eagles, 23-12 at home.
  • Dave Morris made his first start for TSU.
  • Stokley Chaffee, Jr. fouled out with 6:45 left in the half.

UP NEXT

Tennessee begins a four-game road swing at Tennessee Tech, Jan. 17 with tipoff in the Eblen Center set for 6 p.m.

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