NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State women's basketball team pushed Ohio Valley Conference leader to the wire, but the Lady Colonels were able to escape with a 60-58 victory over the Lady Tigers Thursday night.
EKU's Candis Cook sank a pair of free throws with 7.3 seconds left to give EKU a two-point lead. On the ensuing trip down court, TSU's LaToya Clay picked up a rebound and sank a shot from the baseline, but it was ruled that the final horn had sounded.
TSU had tied the game at 58-58 with 29 seconds on a layup by Quanecia Fletcher with 29 seconds left. The contest featured 12 lead changes and the game was tied eight times.
TSU (5-15, 2-7) was led by Leslie Dean who tallied 19 points. LaKisha Clay added 12 points had seven assists.
EKU (14-7, 9-1) got 12 points form Laura Shelton off the bench. Miranda Eckerle added 11.