January 16, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
TSU Lady Tigers1214201965
Tennessee Tech2218181876
Stats at a GlanceTSUTTU
FG Percentage.339 (20-59) .455 (25-55)
3P FG Percentage.455 (5-11) .429 (9-21)
FT Percentage.800 (20-25) .810 (17-21)
Offensive Rebounds1411
Defensive Rebounds2028
Total Rebounds3439
Turnovers1519
Steals126
Bench Points2332
LeadersTSUTTU
PointsSIMS - 15
WILKINSON - 12
ReboundsTEAM - 12
WILKINSON - 10
AssistsELLIOT - 3
HARRIS - 9
StealsWRIGHTSELL - 3
WOOTEN - 3
SIMS - 3
HARRIS - 3
BlocksWRIGHTSELL - 2
WILKINSON - 9
Asia Sims Leads TSU in Loss to Tennessee Tech
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Asia Sims Leads TSU in Loss to Tennessee Tech
Asia Sims scored a career-high 15 points at Tennessee Tech

FINAL BOX  

Final Score: Tennessee State 65 – Tennessee Tech 76
Records: TSU (1-16, 1-4 OVC) – TTU (13-3, 5-0 OVC)
Venue: Gentry Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn.

Nashville, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team dropped a hard fought contest to Tennessee Tech, 76-65, on the road Wednesday night in Eblen Center.

After getting off to a slow start, TSU fell behind by 20 points before clawing back to within single digits. The Lady Tigers, however, couldn’t get over the hump and eventually ran out of time.

Asia Sims led TSU with a career-high 15 points to go with three rebounds, three steals and one block. Terrysha Banner had 12 points and made three triples in the game. Jaden Wrightsell and Tia Wooten each finished with 11 points.

TSU shot a season best 45.5 percent from three-point range.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Asia Sims– 15
    • Rebounds: Tia Wooten – 6
    • Assists: Andreana Wrister - 3
    • Steals: Sims, Wooten, Wrightsell – 3
  • TSU went 5-of-11 from three-point range.
  • TSU outscored TTU, 39-36, in the second half.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • TSU had a slight 4-3 lead when Tech went on a 9-0 run to take a 12-4 lead and force a Lady Tiger timeout.
  • Asia Sims hit two free-throws to end TSU’s two and a half minute scoring drought but the Golden Eagles stretched their advantage to 21-9 with a little over two minutes remaining in the first quarter.
  • TSU trailed 22-12 after 10 minutes of action.
  • The scoring troubles continued in the second quarter and TSU was forced to burn another timeout after falling behind, 31-14.
  • After nearly four minutes without a bucket, an old fashioned three-point play by Jaden Wrightsell sparked a rally that cut the deficit down to 13 points.
  • The score was 40-26 in favor of Tennessee Tech at halftime.
  • TSU got off to a solid start in the third frame and pulled to within nine after outscoring Tech 6-1.
  • The Golden Eagles responded with nine unanswered points and opened their lead back up to 50-32.
  • TSU continued to fight and used a 10-2 rally to close the gap to 58-46 heading into the final period.
  • Terrysha Banner drained a three-pointer from the top of the key to pull TSU within nine with 7:22 remaining in the game.
  • Tech managed to build its cushion back up to 15 points before TSU cut the deficit down to nine points with under a minute remaining.
  • That would be as close as the Lady Tigers would get.

GAME NOTES

  • Wooten’s four-game streak with a double-double ended as she only had 11 points and six rebounds.
  • Terrysha Banner scored in double-digits for the third consecutive game.
  • Asia Sims scored a career-high 15 points; she went 4-of-4 from the field and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line.
  • Jaden Wrightsell scored in double-digits for the third straight game.
  • TSU shot 80 percent from the free-throw line.

 UP NEXT

  • TSU will stay in town to face reigning OVC Champion Belmont on Saturday, January 19. Game time is set for 3 p.m. in Curb Event Center.

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