With the win the Lady Tigers secure a fifth place seed in the OVC tournament and move to 13-16 (10-10 OVC) on the season.
Oby Okafor picked up a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds while Tiffany Jackson tallied 18 points and seven boards. Kendra Appling added 16 points and four steals for TSU.
LaTanya Stokes led
After a back and forth first half, TSU grabbed a nine point lead (41-32) on a lay-up by Kendra Appling to open the second half. With 18:21 on the clock EKU used an 11-1 run to go up 48-47. The game stayed close for the rest of the game.
With four seconds left on the clock and the game tied 66-66, Tiffany Jackson got an offensive rebound and a bucket to put TSU ahead 68-66. Ashley Cazee shot a lay-up with two seconds left on the clock but it rolled off the rim as TSU escaped with the win.
This win marks only the second time that TSU has defeated EKU in McBrayer Arena. The first win came in 1990.