Robinson, Jr. Scores Career-High 36 points in Win
Nashville, Tenn. - The Tigers (2-2) scored 62 points in the second half to defeat the Golden Bears of Miles College (0-2), 109-92, Monday night at the Gentry Center. The Tigers shot a season high 58 percent from the field with five players scoring in double digits to win their second straight.
Gerald Robinson, Jr. led all scorers tallying career highs, 36 points and eight assists. This is Robinson's second 30-plus performance on the season. Darius Cox came on late in the second half finishing with 16 points and six rebounds. Stephen Evans added 10 points and hauled in eight rebounds. Jeremiah Crutcher and Emmanuel Gaiter scored 15 points each to lead the bench scoring. The Tiger reserves totaled 41 points.
In a close first half, both teams exchanged the lead five times. The Tigers trailed by seven early (14:04) but took a 10-point lead , 29-19, with 9:14 left in the half. Flawaan Flaggs helped Miles' close the gap scoring 19 points off the bench. Flaggs led the Golden Bears with 26 points. At the break, the Tigers led 47-45 while shooting 56 percent from three-point range.
The Tigers dominated the inside scoring 56 points in the paint, 38 in the second half, while pulling in 45 boards.
In the second half, the Tigers' moved the ball around and outscored the Golden Bears.TSU went on an early 16-0 run holding Miles scoreless for five minutes. The Tigers then jumped on runs of 6-0 (9:25) and 8-0 with 8:23 remaining. The Tigers extended their lead to 28 points with 7:59 left. TSU shot 69 percent from the floor in the half and capitalized on Miles' turnovers scoring 22 points.
The Tigers will host the Belmont University Bruins on Monday, December 1st at the Gentry Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.