November 27, 20161st2nd3rd4thFinal
Wisconsin1522202380
Tennessee State Lady Tigers912183170
Stats at a GlanceWISTSU
FG Percentage.473 (26-55) .397 (25-63)
3P FG Percentage.412 (7-17) .296 (8-27)
FT Percentage.600 (21-35) .706 (12-17)
Offensive Rebounds1215
Defensive Rebounds2626
Total Rebounds3841
Turnovers1520
Steals910
Bench Points2320
LeadersWISTSU
PointsYoung - 22
JOHNSON - 23
ReboundsYoung - 10
PARKER - 9
AssistsYoung - 5
PETTIS - 3
GRIFFIN - 3
SIMS - 3
StealsFredrickson - 2
Young - 2
BEATTY - 3
BlocksHoward - 1
WOOTEN - 1
Comeback Falls Short in 80-70 Loss to Wisconsin
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Comeback Falls Short in 80-70 Loss to Wisconsin
Jayda Johnson (23) and Diamond Beatty (19) led TSU in scoring against Wisconsin

FINAL STATS

Las Vegas, Nev. ---  Tennessee State University senior Jayda Johnson scored her 1,000th career point but it was not enough as the Lady Tigers fell to Wisconsin, 80-70, in the consolation game of the Lady Rebel Round-Up Sunday afternoon in Cox Pavilion.

Johnson finished the game with 23 points and became the 17th Lady Tiger to score at least 1,000 points in her career. Diamond Beatty recorded 19 points and posted double-digits for the third consecutive game while Tia Wooten scored a career-high 10 points to go with eight rebounds.

Tennessee State (1-4) trailed Wisconsin (2-5) by as many as 21 points and fought back to cut the lead down to single digits but could not complete the comeback. TSU outscored Wisconsin, 31-23, in the fourth quarter.

TSU fell behind 15-5 after Wisconsin hit its third three pointer of the first quarter. The Lady Tigers closed the gap after buckets from Jayda Johnson and Kaliya Griffin made the score, 15-9.

The Badgers, however, opened the second quarter with six unanswered points and extended their advantage to, 21-9. Wisconsin, which opened the game shooting 58 percent from the floor, went without a field goal for the next three minutes. During the drought, the Lady Tigers made a small dent in the deficit and pulled to within nine following a three-pointer by Diamond Beatty.

Wisconsin once again got going on the offensive end and carried a, 37-21, lead into the halftime break.

Four quick points from the Lady Tigers to start the third quarter cut the deficit down to 12 but the Badgers maintained a double-digit lead.

An old fashioned three-point -play by Tiana Parker gave the Lady Tiger bench some life at the 2:45 mark but the Badgers answered with a triple on the next possession to grab their largest lead of the game, 54-35.

Tennessee State continued to fight and six straight points fueled by buckets from Johnson and Beatty made the score, 64-48, and forced a Wisconsin timeout.

TSU cut it to 13 with just over three minutes remaining before back-to-back buckets from Johnson cut Wisconsin’s lead down to single digits, 76-67, with one minute on the clock.

Despite the Lady Tigers’ effort, the Badgers were able to hold on to win.

TSU returns to action at SEC member Tennessee on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. CT in Thompson Boling Arena.

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