NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State won its fourth consecutive game and snapped a two-game losing streak against Fisk University with an 81-76 victory over the visiting Bulldogs Thursday night.
Playing before a spirited crowd of almost 7,000 fans in the Gentry Center, the Tigers saw Fisk bounce back from a 10-point deficit to tie the game for the only time in the second half at 73-73 with 1:33 remaining. However, the Tigers then went on a 6-0 run, taking the lead for good on a Rod Flowers' layup with 1:22 remaining.
With the victory, TSU has now won four in a row for the first time since the 1996-97 season. TSU improves to 4-3 and Fisk falls to 1-2. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak to Fisk which had edged TSU each of the past two seasons.
Rod Flowers posted a double-double for TSU, his fourth of the season. Flowers scored 18 points and had 14 rebounds. Bruce Price scored 15, Kareem Grant 13, and Roshaun Bowens 10.
TSU shot 49 percent (27-55) from the field. After connecting on 22-of-23 free throws in Tuesday's win against Trevecca, the Tigers were 22-of-36 from the line for 61 percent.
Chris Adams led the Bulldogs with 18 points. Four players, Aaron Hinton, Cedric Thomas, Jamor Washington and Jeremiah Williamson all scored 10 points each.
The Tigers will play at Middle Tennessee on Sunday at 4 p.m.