MURRAY, Ky. --- Tennessee State came back from a 13-point second half deficit to tie the game, but the Lady Tigers could never get over the hump in falling to Murray State 82-73 in Ohio Valley Conference women's play Saturday.
After trailing 47-34 at the 15:17 mark, the Lady Tigers tied the game at 54-54 following a field goal by Kendra Bailey at the 11:27 mark. However, MSU was able to build a lead back to double figures, 78-68 with less than a minute to play.
TSU (5-12, 2-4) was led by Kendra Bailey who tied a season-high with 24 points and pulled down a season-best 16 rebounds. Quanecia Fletcher follwed with a season-high 20 points. Leslie Dean and LaKisha Clay also tallied in double figures with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The Lady Tigers second half comeback was keyed by 51 percent shooting. TSU finished the game at 38 percent (30-79) after shooting 26 percent in the opening half.
Rebecca Remington led MSU (7-10, 3-3) with 28 points and 11 rebounds. Shaleea Petty added 15.