NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State women's basketball team went scoreless over the first seven minutes of the second half while visiting Winthrop made a 14-0 run on the way to defeating the Lady Tigers 59-50 Tuesday night.
The Lady Tigers rebounded to make a 20-6 run of their own to pull to within 48-47 with 5:04 remaining. However, the Lady Eagles then were able to pull away for good with a 9-0 run as TSU would not score again until a 3-point field goal by Leslie Dean with 18 seconds remaining.
Free throw shooting hurt TSU as the Lady Tigers converted 10-of-21 chances for 48 percent. TSU was 18-of-51 from the field for 35 percent. LaToya Clay led TSU with 16 points while Dean had 14 points off the bench.
Winthrop (2-8) was led by Jessica Dukes 24 points. Gene't Moore added 13 for the Lady Eagles who shot 46 percent (21-46) from the floor.
TSU will play in UAB's Tournament Dec. 29-30.