November 26, 20161st2nd3rd4thFinal
Tennessee State Lady Tigers810181248
UNLV1710182469
Stats at a GlanceTSUUNLV
FG Percentage.321 (17-53) .436 (24-55)
3P FG Percentage.250 (5-20) .333 (6-18)
FT Percentage.563 (9-16) .600 (15-25)
Offensive Rebounds1117
Defensive Rebounds1729
Total Rebounds2846
Turnovers1719
Steals28
Bench Points207
LeadersTSUUNLV
PointsBEATTY - 11
GONZALEZ - 18
ReboundsWOOTEN - 6
TEAM - 6
POWELL - 10
AssistsWOOTEN - 2
JOHNSON - 2
GONZALEZ - 4
StealsJOHNSON - 1
BEARD - 1
TUCKER - 2
WHEATLEY - 2
BlocksSIMS - 1
JOHNSON - 1
STRAWTHER - 1
SHEPPARD - 1
WHEATLEY - 1
Diamond Beatty Leads TSU in Loss to UNLV
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Diamond Beatty Leads TSU in Loss to UNLV
Diamond Beatty had 11 points vs UNLV. Photo by Gary Payton

FINAL STATS

Las Vegas, Nev. --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team fell to UNLV, 69-48, on day one of the Lady Rebel Round-Up in Cox Pavilion.

After falling behind early TSU (1-3) matched UNLV (4-0) point-for-point in the second and third quarters before being outscored 24-14 in the fourth.

Diamond Beatty led TSU in scoring with 11 points and was the only Lady Tiger to reach double-digits.

TSU missed its first five shots of the game and fell behind 5-0 early. The Lady Tigers got on the board at the 6:22 mark when Maxine Beard hit a jumper near the free-throw line. Another field goal by Beard, this time a triple, pulled the Lady Tigers even.

Over the next five minutes, UNLV outscored TSU, 12-3, to go up 17-8 at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Tigers only managed to shoot 16.7 percent from the field in the opening stanza.

TSU fell behind by double-digits, 22-11, early in the second quarter but used a 4-1 spurt to close the gap, 23-15. At halftime, TSU trailed its opponent, 27-18.

The offense got off to a slow start in the third quarter and the Lady Tigers saw their biggest deficit of the game, 35-20, with just three minutes ticked off the clock. TSU continued to fight and pulled to within striking distance when Diamond Beatty nailed her third triple of the game.

With 35 seconds left in the third quarter, Kaliya Griffin knocked down a three-pointer to pull TSU to within nine, 45-36, heading into the final frame.

The momentum shifted in the fourth quarter when a quick 9-0 run by the home team swelled the UNLV lead to, 54-36, after two minutes of action.

The Lady Tigers used a timeout in an attempt to halt the momentum but the Lady Rebels continued to roll. TSU finally managed to score at the 6:22 mark but the deficit had increased to 58-36 by that time.

The Lady Tigers were not able to get back into the game.

TSU shot 32.1 percent from the field, including 25 percent from three-point range and committed 17 turnovers.

Tomorrow Tennessee State will face either Ole Miss or Wisconsin in the consolation game.

#BigBlueRising