Four Eagles tallied double-digits led by Brittany Pittman’s 15 points and 11 rebounds. Chynna Bozeman recorded 14 points while Tiffany Hamilton and Tiffanie Stephens each posted 12.
Early in the first half three back-to-back triples from Tiffanie Stephens put MSU on top 13-9 before TSU climbed back ahead 17-16 on a jumper from LaDona Pierce (9:34).
Leading 28-22, TSU closed out the half with a 14-4 scoring run that gave the Lady Tigers a 42-26 advantage at the break.
In the second half, the Eagles used their 3-point shooting to get back into the game and although the Lady Tigers never trailed in the period, both teams fiercely battled throughout the half.
A triple from Tiffanie Stephans cut the TSU lead down to five (49-44) at the 12:21 mark but the Lady Tigers re-upped the advantage to 60-50 five minutes later.
MSU then outscored
TSU 13-4 to come to within one (64-63) with a little over two minutes to play.
Holding a slight lead, Kendra Appling nailed a 15-footer with :40 seconds on
the clock but
With time winding
down and TSU leading by one point, Charisse Hicks found Tiffany Jackson under
the basket with seven seconds left on the clock.
MSU’s final shot attempt was off the mark.
The Lady Tigers
will hit the road for their next couple of games beginning with a match-up at