|January 25, 2020||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSUM||MSU|
|FG Percentage||.510 (25-49)||.481 (25-52)|
|3P FG Percentage||.500 (6-12)||.348 (8-23)|
|FT Percentage||.571 (8-14)||.818 (18-22)|
MARSHALL - 15
- 5||Devin Gilmore
- 5||DaQuan Smith
- 5||Tevin Brown
JOHNSON - 1
Final Score: Tennessee State 64, Murray State 76
Records: TSU (12-9, 4-4), MSU (15-5, 8-0)
Location: Murray, Ky.
Venue: CFSB Center
MURRAY, Ky. --- The Tennessee State men's basketball team failed to maintain the, eight point, 10 minute lead against the Ohio Valley Conference co-leaders Murray State, falling to the Racers on the road, 76-64.
The Tigers silenced the CFSB Center as it went on a 12-0 run to create a harrowing situation for the 2019 NCAA Tournament team.
Michael Littlejohn and Carlos Marshall Jr. led Big Blue with 15 points a piece, adding a combined seven assists, six steals and four rebounds.
Five Racers scored in double-digits, led by point guard Tevin Brown who went 6-of-10 from the floor and 6-of-8 from the chairty stripe.
TSU is now 4-4 in Ohio Valley Conference play, while MSU remains undefeated in the league after eight games.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- TSU Leaders
- Points: Michael Littlejohn/Carlos Marshall Jr - 15
- Rebounds: Shakem Johnson/Emmenuel Egbuta/Jon Brown - 4
- Assists: Michael Littlejohn - 5
- Steals:Michael Littlejohn - 5
- Blocks: Jon Brown/Shakem Johnson - 1
- TSU led by as much as eight after a 12-0 run, holding the lead for 9:58 of the first half.
- Big Blue was more accurate from the floor (25-of-49) and from three-point distance (6-of-12).
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Murray took possession after jump ball, scoring on first possession. Carlos Marhsall drove to the net, missing his first shot, but a turnover on the opposite end allowing the guard to drive again and score, marking the first two points for TSU.
- MSU answered with its own 7-0 run, forcing a Tiger timeout.
- The Tigers followed with its own 10-0 run over 4 minutes to lead 12-9. Shakem Johnson hit two consecutive baskets, followed by Marshall powering through a defender for a layup and topped off with Johnson going to work under the goal for two.
- TSU began making a noticable difference on tdefense beating MSU on the boards 12-6 helping MSU to a 7 minute drought.
- Littlejohn knoxked down 10 points in two minutes alone, 22-14 Tigers.
- MSU worked to tie the game at 22 with five minutes left on the clock,
- Emmanuel Egbuta accounted for the final fiive points for Big Blue, made at the charity stripe within the last 4:43 of the half. Murray State led 32-29.
- A Racer three, with a foul created a our-point play to kick off the period.
- Big Blue scored six before MSU hit every spot on the floor to create an 11-0 run and a 14-point lead.
- Marshall and Littlejohn scored two-consecutive three-point shots to move it within nine, 68-59
- Murray closed the night going hard in the paint, 76-64.
- The Racers lead the all-time series against TSU, 56-17.
- Big Blue is on a four-game losing streak with a 100-62 loss in 2019, and a 76-57 loss in 2018.
- When taking on the Racers in Murray, the Tigers are 6-32 in the all-time series.
- TSU is 1-5 in the last five seasons versus Murray State, with just one win at home.
- Brian Collins is now 0-2 against the Racers.