|February 16, 2019||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSUMBB||JSU|
|FG Percentage||.490 (25-51)||.527 (29-55)|
|3P FG Percentage||.267 (4-15)||.412 (7-17)|
|FT Percentage||.733 (11-15)||.864 (19-22)|
HUDSON - 3
HUDSON - 1
CROSS - 1
GREGORY - 1
HUNTER - 1
Final Score: TSU 65, JSU 84
Records: TSU (8-18, 5-9), JSU (19-8, 11-3)
Location: Jacksonville, Ala.
Venue: Pete Mathews Coliseum
Jacksonville, Ala. --- Stokley Chaffee, Jr. scored a career-high 17 points in Saturday night’s 84-65 loss to Jacksonville State in the Pete Mathews Coliseum.
A slow start by the Tigers proved fatal as the Gamecocks’ shooting accuracy and volume, especially in the paint, cruised the conference-leaders to a 37-20 score as both teams entered the locker rooms. Jax State’s leading scorer Burnell had 15 points in 19 minutes.
Big Blue outscored its first half efforts for the fifteenth time this season, this half, keeping up with the Gamecocks, finishing just two points under JSU, 47-45.
In the second half, Kamar McKnight (12), Tripp Davis (12) and Big Blue’s leading scorer Chaffee, Jr. (15) pulled out double-digit performances.
TSU moves into the final two weeks of conference play 8-18, 5-9 in the Ohio Valley Conference, and tied for seventh.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- TSU Leaders
- Points: Stokley Chaffee, Jr. - 17
- Rebounds: Tripp Davis - 6
- Assists: Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey – 2
- Steals: Tripp Davis - 3
- The Tigers were beat on the boards, 33-25.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Hot shooting from the Gamecocks leaves Big Blue 14 points down halfway through the first period.
- JSU scored 13 points off of TSU’s eight turnovers, accounting for more than half of the Gamecocks’ 16-point lead.
- Jacksonville State was scoreless for six minutes late in the half.
- Tigers head into the locker room at the break down 17, 37-20.
- Kamar McKnight kicked off the Tigers’ momentum in the second half putting up five points in 47 seconds.
- Tripp Davis added ten, shooting 3-of-6 from the field, 1-of-3 from beyond the arc and 3-of-5 from the charity stripe.
- Stokley Chaffee, Jr. helped contribute to Big Blue’s 24 paint points, hoisting the Tigers to outperform its first half by 25 points.
- TSU is 19-15 in the all-time series versus the Gamecocks.
- Emmanuel Egbuta fouled out after contributing eight points and four rebounds to the Tigers.
The Tigers return home to host SIUE, Thursday, Feb. 21 with tip off set for 7:30 p.m. following the Lady Tigers game at 5:30 p.m.