Kendra Appling, the only Lady Tiger to reach double-figures, led TSU with a game-high 21 points.
Tennessee State (1-2) shot 28.1 percent (16-of-57) from the field and 63.4 percent (18-of-28) from the charity stripe for the game while Marshall (3-0) knocked down over 65 percent (27-of-41) of its shots. The Thundering Herd recorded a 65.4 shooting percentage (18-of-28) from the free-throw line.
Meredith Stafford knocked down a three-pointer to score the first points of the game but
TSU used a small run to cut the deficit to 17 points and went into halftime trailing 45-28.
The Lady Tigers were 8-of-28 (28.6 %) from the field and 2-of-9 (22.2%) from three-point land in the first half.
The Lady Tigers return to action tomorrow when they face the Bears of Morgan State in the consolation game of the tournament.