With the win the Lady Tigers snap a four-game losing streak and move to 8-11 (5-5 OVC) on the year.
With the score tied 29-29, TSU outscored EKU 9-4 to go up 38-33 with 4:21 left in the half. A lay-up by Niki Avery brought the Lady Colonels to within one (37-38) before the Lady Tigers used a 10-4 run to close out the half and capture a 48-41 lead going into the break.
Ashley Cazee scored the first bucket of the second half on a break away lay-up (48-43) but a jumper by Appling sparked a 12-2 run that swelled the Lady Tiger lead to 60-45 at the 17:14 mark. Following an EKU timeout, the Lady Colonels outscored the Lady Tigers 11-4 to cut the deficit down to single digits.
TSU, however, re-claimed a double-digit lead at the 12:55 mark and maintained the lead for the rest of the game.
Kendra Appling recorded a career-high 39 points while Tiffany Jackson notched a career-high 26 points. Oby Okafor fell just one point shy of a double-double with 18 points and nine rebounds.
Crystal Jones led EKU with 22 points while Ashley Cazee added 21. Niki Avery tallied 17.
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