November 08, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
Wilberforce Universi1115172265
Tennessee State Lady1922251783
Stats at a GlanceWUTSUW
FG Percentage.404 (19-47) .370 (27-73)
3P FG Percentage.071 (1-14) .200 (3-15)
FT Percentage.667 (26-39) .788 (26-33)
Offensive Rebounds720
Defensive Rebounds3028
Total Rebounds3748
Turnovers3014
Steals618
Bench Points3031
LeadersWUTSUW
PointsBEASLEY - 20
ROBERTS - 19
ReboundsWILDON - 6
WRIGHTSELL - 14
AssistsMcCORICK - 3
BANNER - 3
StealsJACKSON - 2
ASHEALEY - 2
YOUNG - 6
BlocksKEYS - 1
COULTER - 1
MOORE - 1
KENT - 2
Lady Tigers Defeat Wilberforce, 83-65, in Season Opener
Friday, November 8, 2019
Lady Tigers Defeat Wilberforce, 83-65, in Season Opener

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Final Score: Tennessee State 83 – Wilberforce 65
Records: TSU (1-0) – WU (1-3)
Venue: Gentry Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn.

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team opened the 2019-20 slate with an 83-65 victory over Wilberforce Friday night in the Gentry Center.

Tennessee State starts 1-0 for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

Junior Taylor Roberts led TSU in scoring with 19 points while junior Jaden Wrightsell pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds. Jazmine Young also scored in double-digits, registering 11 points and six steals.

The Lady Tiger offense was a balanced attack as nine players scored five points or more. TSU outrebounded WU 48-37 and forced the Bulldogs into 30 turnovers.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Taylor Roberts – 19
    • Rebounds: Jaden Wrightsell – 14
    • Assists: Terrysha Banner – 3
    • Steals: Jazmine Young - 6

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Tennessee State came out sluggish to start the game but managed to put together a spurt to go on top, 19-11, at the end of the first quarter.
  • TSU maintained the lead through the opening stanza and carried a 41-26 advantage into the locker room.
  • The Lady Tigers shot 32.4 percent from the field and 12.5 percent (1-of-8) from three-point range in the first half.
  • A 9-4 run to start the third quarter stretched the home team’s lead to 50-28 at the 6:05 mark.
  • TSU increased its cushion to 20 points later in the period and despite a late rally by the visitors maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

GAME NOTES

  • TSU won its season opener for the first time since the 2012-13 campaign.
  • 10 players scored in the game.
  • The 14 rebounds by Jaden Wrightsell is one shy of her career-high 15.

QUOTE
“It's always nice to start the season off with a win. Wilberforce is a very well coached team and I am so grateful that they were able to fill in when Cincinnati Christian was unable to play. I think this was a very good opener for us. Always excited with a win but we do have some things to work on. “
- Head Coach Jessica Kern

UP NEXT

  • Tennessee State will hit the road to face the Lady Vols in Knoxville, Tenn. on Thursday, Nov. 14. Game time against the SEC opponent is set for 6 p.m. CT in Thompson Boling Arena.

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