November 21, 20191st2ndFinal
Tennessee State223557
Texas Tech274572
Stats at a GlanceTSUMTTU
FG Percentage.353 (18-51) .340 (17-50)
3P FG Percentage.286 (8-28) .261 (6-23)
FT Percentage.722 (13-18) .842 (32-38)
Offensive Rebounds79
Defensive Rebounds2727
Total Rebounds3436
Turnovers1913
Steals69
Bench Points199
LeadersTSUMTTU
PointsMOODY - 12
Davide Moretti - 19
ReboundsBROWN - 6
Chris Clarke - 12
AssistsJOHNSON - 3
LITTLEJOHN - 3
Chris Clarke - 4
StealsHARRIS - 2
Jahmi'us Ramsey - 2
Chris Clarke - 2
BlocksMOODY - 1
KONE - 1
Jahmi'us Ramsey - 1
Men's Basketball Battles at Texas Tech in Round One of Las Vegas Regional
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Men's Basketball Battles at Texas Tech in Round One of Las Vegas Regional

BOX SCORE

Final Score: Tennessee State 57, Texas Tech 72
Records: TSU (3-2), #12 TxTU (4-0)
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Venue: United Supermarkets Arena
Attendance: 12,584

LUBBOCK, Texas --- The Tigers (3-2) kicked off its road swing with a 72-57 loss to Texas Tech in the United Supermarkets Arena Thursday evening in Lubbock, Texas.

The Tennessee State men’s basketball team led the night in field goals made, three-pointers made, assists and blocks, but trips to the charity stripe proved to be the deciding stat in the first matchup between the teams. Tech finished the night 32-of-38 from the free-throw line while the Tigers shot 13-of-18.

The Tiger defense kept the Red Raiders to just 20 points 80 percent of the first half and forced 13 turnovers.

Wesley Harris, who transferred from a Big 12 school, returned to familiar sights in the United Supermarkets Arena as he finished the night with 10 points, five rebounds and two steals.

Ravel Moody marked a career-high 12 points as the junior transfer led the team in scoring, while Jon Brown grabbed a career-high six boards. Shakem Johnson finished with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists.

Carlos Marshall Jr. punctuated the night with the final eight Tiger points – scoring all in the final 2:33 of the game. Marshall decreased the Red Raiders’ largest 19-point lead with his efforts, closing the night 72-57.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Ravel Moody - 12
    • Rebounds: Jon Brown - 6
    • Assists: Shakem Johnson/Michael Littlejohn - 3
    • Steals: Wesley Harris - 2
    • Blocks: Ravel Moody/Ben Kone’ - 1
  • Texas Tech shot 32-for-38 from the charity stripe.
  • The Tigers were in an even matchup with the Red Raiders in every stat category, leading in field goals made, three-pointers made, assists and blocks.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • On the first play, Jy’lan Washington pulled down the defensive rebound, but the Tigers turned it over on a bad pass.
  • Two consecutive personal fouls on Carlos Marshall Jr. brought Tech to the line for two at the charity stripe.
  • The Tigers shot 0-for-4 before Wesley Harris drew a foul, resulting in a make and a miss at the charity stripe. At first media timeout, the Red Raiders led 6-1.
  • The next TSU points fell through the net almost three minutes after the first thanks to Harris’ second trip to the line.
  • Big Blue held Tech to just 10 points in eight minutes of play.
  • Mark Freeman sunk a mid-range jumper for the first Big Blue field goal of the night.
  • Fifty percent of Tech’s points were made on the charity stripe, leading 14-7 with 10 minutes left in the half.
  • Ravel Moody had a phenomenal half, leading the Tigers with seven points, 4-for-4 from the stripe and a first half buzzer beater three. TSU entered the locker room down 27-22.
  • Shakem Johnson threw one down to kick off the second half.
  • Tigers down just two thanks to great play in the paint including a Michael Littlejohn lay through traffic.
  • Ben Kone slams one down coming out of a media timeout for his first two points in blue and white.
  • The Red Raiders went up during a four minute scoring drought. Davide Moretti went on a 5-0 run alone.
  • Wesley Harris hit a three-point shot from the corner for the first TSU bucket in over two minutes, to decrease the gap to just five.
  • Texas Tech’s efficiency at the free-throw line and tough shooting by Big Blue set up multiple scoring runs for the Red Raiders.
  • A 10-0 Texas Tech run put the club up 55-37.
  • Mark Freeman hit a three-point shot, followed by a Wesley Harris three-point play on the fast break.
  • Michael Littlejohn’s defense came up with a stolen ball, passed to Ravel Moody, and thrown down court to Shakem Johnson for the easy lay.
  • Five more free-throws broken up by a Holyfield layup, was punctuated by a Moody three-pointer. TSU down 12.
  • Before the end of the night, Tech took eight more free throw shots to extend its lead to as many as 17.
  • Carlos Marshall Jr’s shooting warmed up as the redshirt-sophomore went 4-for-7 to round out the night, scoring TSU’s final eight points, 72-57.

GAME NOTES

  • This marks the first matchup between Texas Tech and Tennessee State.
  • The Red Raiders now lead the series 1-0.
  • TSU is 0-1 against high-major schools this season.
  • Shakem Johnson fouled out with 3:56 left in the game.

UP NEXT
The Tigers continue play in the Las Vegas Regional Round at San Diego State, Mon. Nov. 25. Tip is set for 9 p.m. CT.

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