December 12, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Tennessee State1215171256
LOUISVILLE2829221695
Stats at a GlanceTSUUL
FG Percentage.308 (20-65) .543 (38-70)
3P FG Percentage.381 (8-21) .471 (8-17)
FT Percentage.533 (8-15) .786 (11-14)
Offensive Rebounds1518
Defensive Rebounds1634
Total Rebounds3152
Turnovers1817
Steals59
Bench Points1840
LeadersTSUUL
PointsWILLIAMS - 17
FUEHRING - 12
JONES - 12
DURR - 12
ReboundsROBERTS - 5
WILLIAMS - 5
WOOTEN - 5
FUEHRING - 9
AssistsROBERTS - 2
GRIFFIN - 2
JONES - 5
StealsROBERTS - 2
BEARD - 2
EVANS - 3
CARTER - 3
BlocksHOPSON - 1
SIMS - 1
SHOOK - 4
Women's Basketball Falls to No.3 Louisville on the Road
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Women's Basketball Falls to No.3 Louisville on the Road
Photo courtesy Louisville Athletics

FINAL BOX

Final Score: Tennessee State 56 – No. 3 Louisville 95
Records: TSU (1-6) – UofL (12-0)
Venue: KFC Yum! Center
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Attendance:  5,782

Louisville, Ky. --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team dropped a, 95-56, decision to No. 3 Louisville Tuesday night in KFC Yum! Center.

TSU (1-6) played hard the entire night but the number three ranked team in the nation kept the Lady Tigers at bay. Louisville remained undefeated and improved to 12-0 on the season.

Freshman Taylor Williams scored a career-high 17 points to lead TSU while redshirt junior Tia Wooten registered 12 points and five rebounds. UofL had seven players score in double-digits.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Taylor Williams - 17
    • Rebounds: Taylor Roberts, Taylor Williams and Tia Wooten - 5
    • Assists: Kaliya Griffin and Taylor Roberts - 2
    • Steals: Maxine Beard and Taylor Roberts - 2
  • TSU forced 17 turnovers but lost the battle of the boards, 52-31.
  • TSU shot 30.8 percent from the field, including 38.1 percent from three-point range.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Louisville opened the game with a 12-0 run and forced an early TSU timeout.
  • Taylor Roberts scored at the 6:10 mark to get TSU on the board.
  • At the end of the first period the score was, 28-12, in favor of Louisville.
  • The TSU offense used a 7-0 spurt in the second period before being outscored, 29-15, in the frame. UofL led, 57-27, at the break.
  • The home team outscored TSU 10-2 to begin the second half and increased the advantage to, 67-29.
  • TSU continued to fight but could not overcome the deficit.

GAME NOTES

  • TSU falls to 4-2 in the all-time series vs Louisville
  • Tia Wooten scored in double-digits for the 7th consecutive game
  • Taylor Williams knocked down five triples in the contest
  • Taylor Roberts just missed double-digits in scoring with nine points
  • Maxine Beard tallied eight points and four rebounds in the contest

QUOTE
Head Coach Jessica Kern

“Obviously not the result we wanted but how proud am I of our kids and our fight. Our team effort is consistently impressing me night in and night out. We don’t back down. We have absolutely no fear. On a big stage, I’m extremely proud of our kids tonight.”

UP NEXT

  • TSU returns to action on Friday, Dec. 15 at home. The Lady Tigers host cross town opponent Lipscomb University. Game time is set for 6 p.m. in the Gentry Center.

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