December 02, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
TSU Lady Tigers171413852
Louisville26233721107
Stats at a GlanceTSUUL
FG Percentage.349 (22-63) .486 (34-70)
3P FG Percentage.176 (3-17) .308 (8-26)
FT Percentage.714 (5-7) .795 (31-39)
Offensive Rebounds1317
Defensive Rebounds2128
Total Rebounds3445
Turnovers2912
Steals519
Bench Points1645
LeadersTSUUL
PointsWOOTEN - 15
Asia Durr - 19
ReboundsWOOTEN - 7
Kylee Shook - 14
AssistsELLIOT - 3
Arica Carter - 4
StealsYOUNG - 2
Arica Carter - 5
BlocksBURNETT - 2
Kylee Shook - 8
Women's Basketball Drops Road Contest to No. 5 Louisville
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Women's Basketball Drops Road Contest to No. 5 Louisville
Photo courtesy Louisville Athletics

FINAL BOX

Final Score: Tennessee State 52 – No. 5 Louisville 107
Records: TSU (0-9) – UofL (8-0)
Venue: KFC Yum! Center
Location: Louisville, Ky.

Louisville, Ky. --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team fell to Louisville, the fifth ranked team in the nation, 107-52, Sunday afternoon in KFC Yum! Center.

TSU had a solid first half and played hard throughout the game despite being outscored 58-21 in the final two quarters.

Tia Wooten led TSU with 15 points and seven rebounds while Terrysha Banner and Jaden Wrightsell each finished with eight points apiece.

Louisville remained undefeated and had four players to score in double-digits, led by Asia Durr’s 19 points.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Tia Wooten – 15
    • Rebounds: Tia Wooten - 7
    • Assists: Lauren Elliott- 3
    • Steals: Jazmine Young - 2

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • TSU was leading 4-2 when Louisville scored seven unanswered points to take a 9-4 lead.
  • A breakaway layup by Taylor Roberts gave the Lady Tigers their next bucket and sparked a 4-0 spurt that pulled TSU to within three.
  • The score was 16-10 in favor of Louisville at the first media timeout.
  • The Cardinals led, 27-16, heading into the second quarter.
  • The Lady Tigers opened the third frame with an 8-0 run to close the gap to 29-25.
  • Over the next three possessions, Louisville took advantage of three consecutive TSU turnovers and reclaimed a double-digit lead.
  • The Cardinals increased their defensive pressure and forced TSU into more turnovers that led to points on the other end.
  • UofL used a 15-2 run to go ahead, 45-27.
  • An offensive rebound and put-back by Jazmine Young ended TSU’s scoring drought before the Lady Tigers went into halftime trailing, 49-31.
  • In the third quarter, a quick 10-0 run by Louisville stretched the opponent’s advantage to, 59-31, and forced a Tennessee State timeout. Louisville posted 20 unanswered points to go ahead, 65-31.
  • At the 6:14 mark, a three-pointer by Asia Sims finally got the Lady Tigers on the board but the Cardinals outscored TSU 37-13 in the third period to open up the game.
  • TSU continued to play hard but could not overcome the deficit.

QUOTES
Head Coach Jessica Kern

“We played amazing tonight coming out. We took them down to four [points] in the first half- the number five team in the country. Jeff does an amazing job with this team. They are very disciplined. This was a very good experience for our team.”
- Overall thoughts on the game

“Tia Wooten played amazing tonight. She had a very composed game. What I’m very excited about is, in the fourth quarter, our freshmen had seven minutes to show what they could do. I fully understand that was the quarter we scored less than… but when you look at the stat-line, freshmen ended up playing quality minutes.”
- On Wooten and the freshmen

“We’re going to go back to Nashville. We’re going to be ready to go against Marshall. I’m very proud of my girls. Again, we knew this would be a tough preseason. We’re not backing down. We believe and that is the key component.”
- Closing thoughts

UP NEXT

  • TSU has a long break before returning to action on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Marshall. Game time is set for 1 p.m. CT in the Cam Henderson Center.

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