|December 10, 2019||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSU||LR|
|FG Percentage||.362 (21-58)||.537 (29-54)|
|3P FG Percentage||.296 (8-27)||.500 (7-14)|
|FT Percentage||.444 (12-27)||.656 (21-32)|
Kone - 2
Final Score: Tennessee State 62, Little Rock 86
Records: Tennessee State 6-4, Little Rock 6-5
Location: Little Rock, Ark.
Venue: Jack Stephens Center
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --- The Tennessee State men's basketball team fell to Little Rock Tuesday night in the Jack Stephens Center, 86-62.
Little Rock set the tone for the evening with a 7-0 run to kick off the night, making stop after stop on the defensive end to shut down the Tigers for the first two minutes of play. The Tigers challenged the Trojans for the next five minutes of play before Little Rock regained and maintained the lead for the remainder of the game.
Carlos Marshall Jr. and Wesley Harris put the most points on the board for TSU, while bigs Shakem Johnson and Ben Koné grabbed six boards a piece.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Tiger leaders
- Points: Carlos Marshall, Jr. - 14
- Rebounds: Shakem Johnson/Ben Koné -6
- Assists: Michael Littlejohn - 4
- Blocks: Wesley Harris - 2
- Steals: Mark Freeman – 2
- The Tigers outboarded the Trojans 41—37.
- Big Blue notched just 9 assists, tying for a season-low.
- Five Trojans score double-digit points, three scoring 15 or more points a piece.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Little Rock went on a 7-0 run to kick off the night.
- Michael Littlejohn cut the run with back-to-back three-balls.
- Wesley Harris followed the effort with a three-point play, giving the Tigers the lead, 8-7.
- Shooting just 25 percent from the field, the Tigers went on a one minute scoring drought, allowing the Trojans to go on another 8-0 run.
- Shakem Johnson fought down low and Carlos Marshall, Jr. pulled up from beyond the arc to keep the Tigers in the game as the Trojans’ lead increased to double digits with just 3 minutes left in the half.
- Jy’lan Washington hit a three in the final three seconds of the half, taking the Tigers into the break down 42-31.
- Washington slammed the first dunk of the night with an assist by Carlos Marshall Jr.
- At first media timeout, the Tigers had outscored the Trojans 6-4.
- Little Rock started to heat up at the three-point line, increasing its lead to 16 over Big Blue.
- Foul trouble brought the Trojans to the charity stripe five times within three minutes.
- Ben Koné sank a hook shot in the paint for the first field goal for TSU in over three minutes, to bring the score to 81-58.
- Down 23, Ravel Moody and Marshall Jr put up shots to fend off a 30 point deficit as the Trojans continued to score.
- The final shot of the night by Marshall Jr. occurred with 1:35 left on the clock, leaving the Trojans with a 86-62 win over Tennessee State.
- This marks the third meeting between the Trojans and the Tigers.
- Little Rock now leads the all-time series 2-1.
- Brian “Penny” Collins is 0-2 against Little Rock.
- Emmanuel Egbuta fouled out with 2:02 left in the game.
Tennessee State continues its road games in Bronx, New York, at Fordham. Tip is set for 1 p.m. CT.