January 05, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
Jacksonville State918201562
TSU Lady Tigers157111952
Stats at a GlanceJSUWBBTSU
FG Percentage.362 (21-58) .231 (15-65)
3P FG Percentage.200 (3-15) .087 (2-23)
FT Percentage.773 (17-22) .588 (20-34)
Offensive Rebounds1417
Defensive Rebounds3825
Total Rebounds5242
Turnovers1912
Steals58
Bench Points1428
LeadersJSUWBBTSU
PointsHAWKS - 15
WOOTEN - 13
ReboundsPEARSON - 11
WOOTEN - 10
AssistsHAWKS - 3
ELLIOTT - 3
YOUNG - 2
BANNER - 2
ELLIOT - 2
StealsJOHNSON - 2
ROBERTS - 3
BlocksWILLIS - 1
LONG - 1
WALKER - 1
WRIGHTSELL - 1
ELLIOT - 1
Offensive Struggles Hurt TSU in Loss to JSU
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Offensive Struggles Hurt TSU in Loss to JSU

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Final Score: Tennessee State 52 – Jacksonville State 62
Records: TSU (0-14, 0-2 OVC) – JSU (7-6, 1-1 OVC)
Venue: Gentry Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn.

Nashville, Tenn. --- After a solid first quarter, the Tennessee State offense went cold as the Lady Tigers fell to Jacksonville State, 62-52 , Saturday afternoon in the Gentry Center.

TSU led 15-9 after one quarter of action but got outscored, 53-37, in the final three periods. The Lady Tigers trailed by as many as 18 points before cutting the deficit down to single digits late in the fourth.

Jacksonville State (7-6, 1-1 OVC) held TSU off down the stretch.

Redshirt senior Tia Wooten recorded her second consecutive double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds while freshman Jazmine Young registered 12 points.

Taylor Hawks paced the Gamecocks with 15 points. Rayven Pearson notched a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds as Jayla Walker tallied 10 points in the contest.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Tia Wooten – 13
    • Rebounds: Tia Wooten – 10
    • Assists: Young, Banner and Elliott - 2
    • Steals: Taylor Roberts – 3
  • TSU had a rough shooting night and went 15-of-65 from the field and 2-of-23 from three-point range.
  • TSU held the advantage in bench points, 28-14, but JSU had a 26-16 edge in paint points.
  • The Lady Tigers committed a season-low 12 turnovers in the contest.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • After shooting 41.7 percent from the field in the first quarter, TSU had a 15-9 leading heading into the second.
  • Jacksonville State opened the second period with five unanswered points to pull within one and, from there, the teams traded buckets.
  • JSU managed to build five-point lead with about two minutes left in the quarter and carried a, 27-22, lead into halftime.
  • TSU got outscored 18-7 and only connected 2-of-19 attempts in the second period.
  • The Lady Tiger struggles continued in the third quarter as the Gamecocks stretched their advantage to 32-22.
  • JSU outscored TSU 10-2 to move ahead, 37-24, with 5:01 on the clock.
  • The Gamecocks had a, 47-33, advantage at the end of the third quarter.
  • TSU cut the deficit down to 55-46 after bucket by Tia Wooten with a little over a minute remaining.
  • The Lady Tigers ran out of time.

GAME NOTES

  • Tia Wooten posted her second consecutive double-double
  • Jazmine Young scored in double-digits for the third time this season.
  • JSU improved to 18-17 in the all-time series history.

QUOTES
Head Coach Jessica Kern
“This one was tough. The one was tough tonight because our players were prepared and they were ready. We had good shoot around this morning so we were really encouraged going into the game. We knew the game plan. We knew who the shooters were and who weren’t the shooters. I think we came out in the first quarter really well and then in the second quarter, we get a couple fouls and we dropped our heads. We had a tough second quarter and a tough third and then in the fourth we came out and we played extremely hard. It’s a disappointing loss. Tonight was one of those teaching life moments versus teaching basketball. It doesn’t come easy. Life doesn’t come easy and getting wins doesn’t come easy but what we’re going to do, as we say at the end of every single game: “ We win together, we lose together and we stay together.”… and that’s what we’re going to do.”

UP NEXT

  • TSU’s next game will be against Eastern Kentucky on Thursday, Jan.10. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. in Gentry Center.

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