November 21, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
Alcorn State179211562
Tennessee State Lady Tigers1213161657
Stats at a GlanceALCNTSU
FG Percentage.357 (25-70) .320 (16-50)
3P FG Percentage.125 (1-8) .353 (6-17)
FT Percentage.647 (11-17) .760 (19-25)
Offensive Rebounds1412
Defensive Rebounds2334
Total Rebounds3746
Turnovers1528
Steals145
Bench Points1414
LeadersALCNTSU
PointsRascoe - 18
ROBERTS - 25
ReboundsHall - 5
ROBERTS - 12
AssistsIsler - 2
YOUNG - 5
StealsHargrove - 3
ROBERTS - 2
YOUNG - 2
BlocksRICHARDSON - 1
BRONER - 1
Roberts Posts Double-Double in Loss to Alcorn State
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Roberts Posts Double-Double in Loss to Alcorn State
Taylor Roberts had 25 points and 12 rebounds vs Alcorn State. Photo by Sam Jordan

FINAL BOX PHOTOS 

Final Score: Tennessee State 57 – Alcorn State 62
Records: TSU (1-3) – ASU (2-4)
Venue: Gentry Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn.

NASHVILLE --- In a game that went back-and-forth the entire night, the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team dropped a, 62-57, decision to Alcorn State Thursday night in the Gentry Center.

The game went down to the wire and wasn’t decided until the final minute. Alcorn State (2-4) made timely plays down the stretch to pull out the win. TSU fell to 1-3 on the season.

Taylor Roberts finished the game with a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds. Jazmine Young also reached double-digits with 15 points and five assists.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Taylor Roberts – 25
    • Rebounds: Taylor Roberts – 12
    • Assists: Jazmine Young – 5
    • Steals: Taylor Roberts, Jazmine Young - 2
  • TSU committed 28 turnovers in the contest.
  • TSU was outscored 40-16 in the paint.
  • There were 10 ties and 10 lead changes in the game.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Despite only shooting 18.2 percent from the field in the opening ten minutes, TSU managed to keep the game close.
  • The score was 17-12 in favor of Alcorn State heading into the second period when a three-pointer from Taylor Roberts sparked a rally that pulled TSU even.
  • The teams traded buckets until ASU used a spurt to build a five-point cushion late in the third.
  • The Lady Tigers closed the gap to one point, 26-25, just before the break.
  • The teams played to a 32-32 tie with just under five minutes left in the quarter.
  • Heading into the final frame, the visitors used their defensive pressure and transition buckets to stretch the advantage to, 47-41.
  • With 3:31 remaining in the game, the Lady Tigers found themselves down, 51-47.
  • With 2:37 on the clock, Taylor Roberts got fouled on a layup and sank the free-throw to pull TSU within one.
  • After getting a stop on the next trip down the floor, Roberts got fouled and hit one of two free-throws to knot the game at 51-all.
  • On the next play, Alcorn State hit a three-pointer to go up, 54-51.
  • In dramatic fashion, Deaja Richardson answered with her second triple of the game to tie the score again.
  • The Lady Braves regained the lead with a slicing layup in the lane with 59.2 seconds left. 
  • A critical turnover by TSU gave the ball back to ASU and after being fouled the Lady Braves hit two timely free-throws to move ahead, 58-54.
  • An empty possession by TSU and another trip to the free-throw line by the visitors made the score, 60-54, with time winding down.
  • Jazmine Young sank a long three to cut the deficit to, 60-57, with 5.7 seconds remaining but two made free-throws by ASU kept the game out of reach.

GAME NOTES

  • Alcorn State leads the all-time series, 4-0.
  • Taylor Roberts led TSU in scoring for the fourth straight game.

UP NEXT

  • Tennessee State will conclude its homestand with a match-up against Vanderbilt on Monday, Nov. 25. Game time is set for 6 p.m. in the Gentry Center.