February 24, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Tennessee State15149442
Belmont1923192384
Stats at a GlanceTSUBEL
FG Percentage.259 (15-58) .471 (32-68)
3P FG Percentage.208 (5-24) .421 (16-38)
FT Percentage.467 (7-15) .571 (4-7)
Offensive Rebounds816
Defensive Rebounds2138
Total Rebounds2954
Turnovers1112
Steals56
Bench Points1113
LeadersTSUBEL
PointsWOOTEN - 13
SMITH - 30
ReboundsWOOTEN - 11
SMITH - 10
AssistsBEARD - 4
JONES - 5
SMITH - 5
MAGGARD - 5
StealsBEARD - 2
ROBERTS - 2
MCCABE - 1
JONES - 1
MUENSTERMAN - 1
YOST - 1
MAGGARD - 1
ROY - 1
BlocksSIMS - 1
MCCABE - 4
Women's Basketball Falls to No. 23 Belmont in Season Finale
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Women's Basketball Falls to No. 23 Belmont in Season Finale
Maxine Beard had seven points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals in her final game as a Lady Tiger. (Photo by Sam Jordan)

FINAL BOX | PHOTO GALLERY

Final Score: Tennessee State 42 – Belmont 84
Records: TSU (6-21, 4-14 OVC) – BU (28-0, 18-0 OVC)
Venue: Curb Event Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn.

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team fell to No. 23 Belmont, 84-42, in the regular season finale Saturday afternoon in the Curb Event Center.

After a well played first half, the TSU offense struggled to score in the second stanza. Tennessee State finishes the season with an overall record of 6-21 and a 4-14 OVC mark.

Redshirt junior Tia Wooten registered her 12th double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Maxine Beard had seven points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals in her final game as a Lady Tiger.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Tia Wooten – 13
    • Rebounds: Tia Wooten - 11
    • Assists: Maxine Beard – 4
  • TSU scored 13 points in the second half.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • TSU was down 19-15 when Asia Sims drained a three-pointer to pull the Lady Tigers within one.
  • The Lady Tigers burned a timeout after the Bruins used an 8-0 run to capture a 27-18 lead.
  • Kaliya Griffin nailed a triple to end TSU’s three-minute scoring drought but the Lady Tigers were outscored 23-14 in the second period and trailed 42-29 at the break.
  • Belmont opened the second half with an 8-2 run which led to TSU calling a timeout.
  • Maxine Beard scored on breakaway layup following the timeout but Belmont increased its advantage to 52-33 on the next play.
  • TSU got outscored 19-9 in the third quarter and trailed 61-38 heading into the final frame.
  • The offense continued to struggle in the final period and the deficit proved too much to overcome.

GAME NOTES

  • Tia Wooten scored in double-digits for the 27th time and posted her 12th double-double of the season.
  • TSU dropped its seven straight to BU.
  • Senior Maxine Beard played in her final game as a Lady Tiger.

QUOTES
Head Coach Jessica Kern

"I think we battled very well in the first half. I think we had some missed defensive assignments but I think we stuck to the game plan. They shot 38 three-pointers tonight and that’s difficult. Overall though, the totality of the season, its been an extremely emotional season for our team. But I think if we’ve learned anything from this season, it’s that the future for TSU looks bright. And I’m excited to get to this off-season and work on the things we really need to work on."

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