January 23, 20201st2ndFinal
Tennessee State433174
Austin Peay524799
Stats at a GlanceTSUMAPSU
FG Percentage.415 (27-65) .478 (32-67)
3P FG Percentage.350 (7-20) .500 (14-28)
FT Percentage.591 (13-22) .913 (21-23)
Offensive Rebounds1712
Defensive Rebounds2327
Total Rebounds4039
Turnovers104
Steals24
Bench Points1813
LeadersTSUMAPSU
PointsFREEMAN - 19
Terry Taylor - 37
Jordyn Adams - 37
ReboundsWASHINGTON - 9
Terry Taylor - 14
AssistsLITTLEJOHN - 6
FREEMAN - 6
Carlos Paez - 7
StealsLITTLEJOHN - 1
WASHINGTON - 1
Eli Abaev - 1
Carlos Paez - 1
Antwuan Butler - 1
Jordyn Adams - 1
BlocksEli Abaev - 1
Terry Taylor - 1
Alec Woodard - 1
Jordyn Adams - 1
Tigers Fall to Austin Peay on the Road
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Tigers Fall to Austin Peay on the Road

Final Score: Tennessee State 74, Austin Peay 99
Records:
TSU (12-8, 4-3), APSU (13-7, 7-0)
Location:
Clarksville, Tenn. 
Venue:
Dunn Center
Attendance:
2,033

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State men's basketball team fell to Austin Peay, Thursday night in the Winfield Dunn Center, 99-74. Freshman guard Mark Freeman scored a team-high 19 points. 

The Tigers entered the break down just nine before offensive efficiency fell to just 32 percent from the field and 14 percent from three-point distance during the second half. 

The Preseason OVC Player of the Year Terry Taylor, along with freshman guard Jordyn Adams scored 37 points a piece to account for 75 percent of Austin Peay's offense. 

Jy'lan Washington added 17 points, nine rebounds for Big Blue, who scored 38 points in the paint. 

TSU is now 4-3 in Ohio Valley Conference play, while APSU remains undefeated in the league after seven games. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Mark Freeman - 19
    • Rebounds: Jy'lan Washington - 9
    • Assists: Freeman/Michael Littlejohn - 6
  • Freeman scored a career-high 19 points, marking just one-of-four Tigers with double-digit points.
    • Washington 17, Emmanuel Egbuta 13, Carlos Marshall Jr 11
  • Big Blue outboarded the Govs 40-39.
  • Washington, Freeman and Littlejohn combined for six three-point baskets in the first half. 
  • APSU went 14-for-28 (42 points) from beyond the arc; Terry Taylor shot a perfect 6-for-6. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Govs turned the ball over on first possession, giving TSU a chance to score on the opposite end, but a stolen ball at the top of the key led to the first scoring play of the game - a fast break dunk by APSU's Jordyn Adams. 
  • Freeman dribbled up the open court, drove the lane and dished to Carlos Marshall Jr. for a layup to put TSU on the board. 
  • Four back-to-back scoring plays - three-pointer APSU, three-pointer Freeman, three-pointer APSU, jumper Freeman. 
  • The Tigers suffered a three-minute scoring drought, ended by a Jy'lan Washington second-chance layup. 
  • Adams' 20 points in the first 13 minutes of play, 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, 5-of-5 from the free-throw line summed more than Tennessee State overall. The Govs led 33-19.
  • On the fast break, Freeman passed to Washington in deep traffic, who took possession and finished the layup. 
  • Leading by 15 at the final media timeout of the first half, two Govs had 37 of the team's 41 points. 
  • Jy'lan Washington hit a three-point shot at the first period buzzer to decrease the Govs' lead to nine, 52-43. 
  • The Govs returned fromm the break and outscored Big Blue 13-4 in the first four minutes of play. 
  • Freeman surpassed his previous career-high of 16 points with a three from the corner, leading TSU in scoring with 19 points. 
  • Taylor and Adams subbed out with 3:26 left in the game, as APSU held a 24 point lead over the Tigers, 94-70.
  • The remainder of the game nine points between two teams, the Govs taking it 99-74.

GAME NOTES

  • When taking on the Govs in Clarksville, the Tigers are 9-28.
  • TSU is 3-4 in the last five meetings with just one win in the Winfield Dunn Center.
  • Brian “Penny” Collins is 0-2 against the Govs.
  • Tennessee State is now 29-48 in the all-time series versus Austin Peay. 
  • Michael Littlejohn was assessed a technical foul in the first half at 4:47.
  • A double technical was assessed to Jon Brown and Terry Taylor in the second half at 10:13.

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