|January 23, 2020||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSUM||APSU|
|FG Percentage||.415 (27-65)||.478 (32-67)|
|3P FG Percentage||.350 (7-20)||.500 (14-28)|
|FT Percentage||.591 (13-22)||.913 (21-23)|
- 19||Terry Taylor
Jordyn Adams - 37
- 9||Terry Taylor
FREEMAN - 6
WASHINGTON - 1
Carlos Paez - 1
Antwuan Butler - 1
Jordyn Adams - 1
Terry Taylor - 1
Alec Woodard - 1
Jordyn Adams - 1
Final Score: Tennessee State 74, Austin Peay 99
Records: TSU (12-8, 4-3), APSU (13-7, 7-0)
Location: Clarksville, Tenn.
Venue: Dunn Center
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State men's basketball team fell to Austin Peay, Thursday night in the Winfield Dunn Center, 99-74. Freshman guard Mark Freeman scored a team-high 19 points.
The Tigers entered the break down just nine before offensive efficiency fell to just 32 percent from the field and 14 percent from three-point distance during the second half.
The Preseason OVC Player of the Year Terry Taylor, along with freshman guard Jordyn Adams scored 37 points a piece to account for 75 percent of Austin Peay's offense.
Jy'lan Washington added 17 points, nine rebounds for Big Blue, who scored 38 points in the paint.
TSU is now 4-3 in Ohio Valley Conference play, while APSU remains undefeated in the league after seven games.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- TSU Leaders
- Points: Mark Freeman - 19
- Rebounds: Jy'lan Washington - 9
- Assists: Freeman/Michael Littlejohn - 6
- Freeman scored a career-high 19 points, marking just one-of-four Tigers with double-digit points.
- Washington 17, Emmanuel Egbuta 13, Carlos Marshall Jr 11
- Big Blue outboarded the Govs 40-39.
- Washington, Freeman and Littlejohn combined for six three-point baskets in the first half.
- APSU went 14-for-28 (42 points) from beyond the arc; Terry Taylor shot a perfect 6-for-6.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Govs turned the ball over on first possession, giving TSU a chance to score on the opposite end, but a stolen ball at the top of the key led to the first scoring play of the game - a fast break dunk by APSU's Jordyn Adams.
- Freeman dribbled up the open court, drove the lane and dished to Carlos Marshall Jr. for a layup to put TSU on the board.
- Four back-to-back scoring plays - three-pointer APSU, three-pointer Freeman, three-pointer APSU, jumper Freeman.
- The Tigers suffered a three-minute scoring drought, ended by a Jy'lan Washington second-chance layup.
- Adams' 20 points in the first 13 minutes of play, 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, 5-of-5 from the free-throw line summed more than Tennessee State overall. The Govs led 33-19.
- On the fast break, Freeman passed to Washington in deep traffic, who took possession and finished the layup.
- Leading by 15 at the final media timeout of the first half, two Govs had 37 of the team's 41 points.
- Jy'lan Washington hit a three-point shot at the first period buzzer to decrease the Govs' lead to nine, 52-43.
- The Govs returned fromm the break and outscored Big Blue 13-4 in the first four minutes of play.
- Freeman surpassed his previous career-high of 16 points with a three from the corner, leading TSU in scoring with 19 points.
- Taylor and Adams subbed out with 3:26 left in the game, as APSU held a 24 point lead over the Tigers, 94-70.
- The remainder of the game nine points between two teams, the Govs taking it 99-74.
- When taking on the Govs in Clarksville, the Tigers are 9-28.
- TSU is 3-4 in the last five meetings with just one win in the Winfield Dunn Center.
- Brian “Penny” Collins is 0-2 against the Govs.
- Tennessee State is now 29-48 in the all-time series versus Austin Peay.
- Michael Littlejohn was assessed a technical foul in the first half at 4:47.
- A double technical was assessed to Jon Brown and Terry Taylor in the second half at 10:13.