|January 30, 2020||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||TSUM||JSU|
|FG Percentage||.482 (27-56)||.310 (22-71)|
|3P FG Percentage||.143 (2-14)||.208 (5-24)|
|FT Percentage||.696 (16-23)||.650 (13-20)|
- 18||Jacara Cross
- 13||Jacara Cross
- 4||Derrick Cook
Cam Jones - 3
- 1||Ty Hudson
Derrick Cook - 1
Elias Harden - 1
Martin Roub - 1
- 2||Kayne Henry
Final Score: Tennessee State 72, Jacksonville State 62
Records: TSU (13-9, 5-4), JSU (9-13, 4-5)
Location: Jacksonville, Ala.
Venue: Pete Mathews Coliseum
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. --- Two double-double performances by Shakem Johnson and Wesley Harris lifted the Tennessee State men’s basketball team to its fifth Ohio Valley Conference win, 72-62, Thursday night in the Pete Mathews Coliseum on the campus of Jacksonville State University.
A low-scoring game over the course of the first twelve minutes of the first half, JSU led TSU 19-8 after a 17-0 run. Tennessee State picked up steam to close the 11-point lead to as little as three before the Gamecocks entered the locker room leading, 31-28.
Leading scorer Johnson kicked off the second half with six-straight points, setting the tone for the half. TSU went 15-for-24 from the field, 14-for-21 from the charity stripe and grabbed 24 rebounds in the second half alone.
Johnson scored a team-high 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, while Harris, in his first game back after a four-game break, scored 14 points, 11 rebounds. Two more Tigers notched double-digit scoring while one other grabbed double-digit boards.
TSU is now 13-9 overall, 5-4 in OVC play moving into the weekend.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- TSU Leaders
- Points: Shakem Johnson - 18
- Rebounds: Carlos Marshall - 13
- Assists: Carlos Marshall - 4
- Blocks: Shakem Johnson - 2
- Steals: Shakem Johnson – 1
- Four Tigers scored double digits: Johnson 18, Harris 14, Littlejohn 13, Egbuta 10.
- Three Tigers grabbed double-digit boards: Marshall 13, Harris 11, Johnson 10.
- Two Tigers recorded double-doubles: Shakem Johnson 18 points, 10 rebounds and Wesley Harris 14 points, 11 rebounds.
- Big Blue held the Gamecocks to 31 percent shooting from the field.
- TSU grabbed 23 more rebounds than Jax State.
- This marks the third time TSU has won a game when down at the half.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Over two and a half minutes ran off the clock before either team could get a shot to sink, and that was Jacksonville State with an up-and-under layup.
- Another 1:30 ran off the clock before Michael Littlejohn drove the lane for a TSU layup.
- Just three baskets between teams were scored within seven minutes of play.
- Shakem Johnson threw down the first slam of the night, increasing Big Blue’s lead, 8-2.
- JSU then went on a 14-0 run punctuated by back-to-back three-point shots.
- Jy’lan Washington free throws and Littlejohn three-pointers decreased what was an 11-point lead to just three.
- The Gamecocks entered the break leading 31-28.
- Johnson stepped on the court and went for an unanswered six points to kick off the half.
- The Tigers followed with an 8-0 run to increase its lead to 44-38 – the largest of the night.
- Washington drew a foul for a three-point play; TSU led 59-53.
- TSU outscored JSU 13-9 in the final three minutes of play to close out its second OVC road win, 72-62.
- The Tigers lead the all-time series against the Gamecocks, 20-15.
- When taking on Jacksonville State in Alabama, TSU is 6-12 in the all-time series.
- In the last four seasons, TSU is 3-2 in Jacksonville.
- Brian “Penny” Collins is now 1-2 against Jax State.
Tennessee State ends its four-game road-swing at Tennessee Tech, Saturday, Feb. 1. Tip on ESPN+ is set for 7:30 p.m.