CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. --- Tennessee State attempted to rally from a 19-point halftime deficit, but host Southeast Missouri was able to hold the Tigers back for an 85-68 victory Saturday night.
TSU (11-15, 6-6) had trailed 45-26 at halftime and cut the Southeast lead to single digits in the second half. However, Southeast held TSU back down the stretch and was able to stretch the lead back to the final margin of 17 points.
TSU placed four players in double figures and shot 50 percent from the field, but the Redhawks hit 9-of-18 3-point field goals and had 28 second chance points to lead the way to the win.
Bruce Price led TSU with 18 points, followed by Rod Flowers 16, Eric King 15, and Roshaun Bowens 10.
Southeast (13-10, 8-4) was ked by Reggie Golson's 18 points. Terrick Willoughby, Dainmon Gonner, and Derek Winnans all scored 16.
TSU opens a four-game homestand on Thursday against Murray State.