January 17, 20191st2ndFinal
Tennessee State354479
TTU263662
Stats at a GlanceTSUMBBTTU
FG Percentage.483 (28-58) .417 (20-48)
3P FG Percentage.375 (9-24) .500 (9-18)
FT Percentage.609 (14-23) .650 (13-20)
Offensive Rebounds138
Defensive Rebounds2424
Total Rebounds3732
Turnovers1220
Steals148
Bench Points3715
LeadersTSUMBBTTU
PointsCHAFFEE JR. - 13
TILLERY - 20
ReboundsCHAFFEE JR. - 8
TEAM - 8
HENRY - 5
ALEXANDER - 5
CROSLAND - 5
AssistsLITTLEJOHN - 6
SHERFIELD - 3
StealsMORRIS - 3
CHANEY - 3
DAVIS - 3
ALEXANDER - 4
BlocksCHAFFEE JR. - 1
HENRY - 4
Tigers Defeat Tennessee Tech, 79-62 on the Road
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Tigers Defeat Tennessee Tech, 79-62 on the Road

BOX SCORE

Final Score: TSU 79, TTU 62
Records: TSU (5-12, 2-3), TTU (6-12, 2-3)
Venue: Eblen Center
Location: Cookeville, Tenn.
Attendance: 1,276

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State men’s basketball team garnered its first Ohio Valley Conference road win at Tennessee Tech, 79-62, Thursday night in the Eblen Center.

Stokley Chaffee, Jr. led the team in scoring (13), rebounds (8) and blocks (1), with five of his fellow Tigers assisting with double-digit stat lines.

A phenomenal second half had the Eblen Center quiet as TSU increased its nine-point halftime lead to 27 with a 13-0 run. Chaffee’s work in the paint and the guards’ work beyond the arc, combining for 45.5 percent from the distance, helped the Tigers close the game.

“We’re a deadly team when we play hard and move the ball,” said Chaffee, Jr.

Tennessee State improves to 5-12 overall, 2-3 in conference play heading into Saturday’s game versus Belmont.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders:
    • Points: Chaffee, Jr. – 13
    • Rebounds: Chaffee, Jr. – 8
    • Assists: Littlejohn – 6
    • Steals: Chaney, Morris, Davis – 3
    • Blocks: Chaffee, Jr. – 1
  • Six Tigers scored double-digits: Chaffee, Jr. 13, McKnight 12, Egbuta 11, Morris 11, Chaney 10, Fitzpatrick-Dorsey 10.
  • Stokley Chaffee, Jr. led the team in scoring for the first time in his career, and in rebounding for the tenth time this season.
    • The forward’s 13 points ties for his career high, set versus NC A&T earlier this season.
  • Littlejohn’s six assists to lead the team, marked a career-high.
  • TSU outworked Tennessee Tech in the paint 14-4 in the first half.
  • Big Blue committed only four turnovers in the first half.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Golden Eagles up 7-0. Cummings 0-2 from three-point distance. Dave Morris first bucket for TSU.
  • Emmanuel Egbuta slams one down and forces a turnover on TTU’s next possession.
  • 7-0 run for Tigers gives them the first lead of the night.
  • Catch and shoot off the inbound, Egbuta for two at the halftime buzzer. Tigers up 35-26.
  • Stokely Chaffee, Jr. back from the break with two back-to-back, the second a three-point play.
  • Shooting accuracy increased. In the first 4 minutes of the half, TSU is 5-of-6 from the field, 2-of-2 from three-point distance and 2-of-2 from the stripe.
  • EGBUTA DUNK! That’s all. #SCTop10

GAME NOTES

  • Every eligible player had minutes in the first half.
  • TSU improved to 33-35 in the all-time series against the Golden Eagles, 15-18 in Cookeville.
  • Team technical charged to Tennessee Tech.

UP NEXT

The Tigers take a trip to crosstown rival, and head coach Brian “Penny” Collins’ alma mater, Belmont, Saturday, Jan. 19 with tipoff set for 5 p.m. on ESPN+.

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