November 30, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Tennessee State1414151962
Arkansas State1319191768
Stats at a GlanceTSUASU
FG Percentage.373 (25-67) .456 (26-57)
3P FG Percentage.280 (7-25) .111 (1-9)
FT Percentage.385 (5-13) .556 (15-27)
Offensive Rebounds2017
Defensive Rebounds1824
Total Rebounds3841
Bench Points1621
PointsWOOTEN - 23
Ford - 13
Bradshaw - 13
ReboundsWOOTEN - 8
TEAM - 8
Bradshaw - 7
AssistsBEARD - 4
Ford - 4
StealsROBERTS - 3
Ford - 2
BlocksWOOTEN - 1
Bradshaw - 2
Westbrook - 2
Martin - 2
Women's Basketball Comes Up Short at Arkansas State
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Women's Basketball Comes Up Short at Arkansas State
Kaliya Griffin had 11 points vs Arkansas State


Final Score: Tennessee State 62 - Arkansas State 68
Records: TSU (0-5) – ASU (3-3)
Venue: First National Bank Arena
Location: Jonesboro, Ark.

Jonesboro, Ark. --- In a hard fought battle, the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team fell to Arkansas State, 68-62, Thursday night in First National Bank Arena.

Tennessee State fell to 0-5 while Arkansas State improved to 3-3 on the season.

TSU battled the entire night and shot 45.6 percent from the field but struggled from the free-throw line.

Tia Wooten finished with 23 points and eight rebounds while Kaliya Griffin scored 11.


  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Tia Wooten - 23
    • Rebounds: Tia Wooten - 8
    • Assists: Maxine Beard - 4
    • Steals: Taylor Roberts - 3 
  • TSU outrebounded A-State 41-38 and held the advantage in second chance points, 22-14
  • TSU made 15-of-27 from the free-throw line


  • TSU trailed 7-3 when a bucket from Taylor Roberts sparked an 11-2 run that put the Lady Tigers on top, 14-9.
  • The Lady Tigers went without a bucket for the last 2:32 of the period and led, 14-13, heading into the second frame
  • The game was tied when A-State used a spurt to go up 32-28 just before halftime.
  • TSU managed to pull even again but A-State closed out the third quarter with a 9-1 run to move ahead, 51-43.
  • In the fourth stanza, the home team built a double-digit advantage but TSU continued to chip away at the lead.
  • TSU cut the deficit down to just three-points with 3:01 remaining and cut it down to four with 24 seconds left but that would be as close as the Lady Tigers would get.


  • TSU falls to 2-2 in the all-time series vs Arkansas State
  • Tia Wooten scored in double-digits for the 5th consecutive game
  • Kaliya Griffin knocked down three triples in the contest
  • Taylor Roberts was held to single digits in scoring for the first time this season
  • Maxine Beard pulled down a team second-best seven rebounds


Head Coach Jessica Kern

“We competed all the way to the end. A great effort by Tia Wooten, she’s been consistently carrying us. Kaliya Griffin, its nice to have her back, she hit some big buckets at some big times. I like our effort tonight. Its very difficult, I know, when you’re not in the win column for kids to just keep coming back for more but we’re encouraged. We’re consistently staying encouraged.”
-Overall thoughts on the game

“We wanted seven made threes tonight, that was our goal…and we made seven. From the field, we limited them to 1-for-9 from the three-point line so we’re making teams work extremely hard. We’re doing the right stuff, eventually we’ll turn the corner. These kids are believing and they’re locked in. We’re getting there.”
-On the positives from the game


  • TSU returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 9 versus Fisk. Game time is set for 6 p.m. in the Gentry Center.