|December 12, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSU||UL|
|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)|
JONES - 12
DURR - 12
WILLIAMS - 5
WOOTEN - 5
GRIFFIN - 2
BEARD - 2
CARTER - 3
SIMS - 1
Final Score: Tennessee State 56 – No. 3 Louisville 95
Records: TSU (1-6) – UofL (12-0)
Venue: KFC Yum! Center
Location: Louisville, Ky.
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.
- 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
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.”
- 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.