Lady Tigers stumble at Georgia Tech
Friday, December 31, 2010

Atlanta, Ga. --- The Tennessee State University women's basketball team suffered an, 82-11, loss to ACC member Georgia Tech Thursday night in Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Tennessee State (4-9) was outmatched and did not have an answer for Georgia Tech's (11-4) defense all night

Jasmine Brimm led TSU with six points while GT had four players to post double figures in scoring.

Georgia Tech pressed and capitalized on seven Tennessee State turnovers to jump out to a 15-0 lead to open the game. Following the media timeout the Yellow Jackets poured in 12 more points to swell the advantage to 27-0.

The Lady Tigers finally got on the board when Jasmine Brimm made two free-throws with 11:04 remaining in the half.

Still without a field goal, TSU continued to struggle against GT's smothering defense and fell behind 43-2.

At the 3:52 mark, Brimm made one-of-two free-throws to give TSU its third point of the game before back-to-back three-pointers from Georgia Tech made the halftime score, 49-3.

Tennessee State went 0-of-24 from the field in the first half and committed 19 turnovers.

In the second half, Jasmine Brimm scored the Lady Tigers' first field goal of the game with a 15-foot floater near the baseline (15:49). Avery Jones followed that up with a bucket in the paint nearly a minute later.

TSU went scoreless over the next 11 minutes while GT continued to roll. Jasmin Shuler ended the scoring drought with a drive to the bucket with 3:21 left in the game.

With less than a minute left to play Brimm made a free-throw to make the final score, 82-11.

TSU finished the game a dismal 3-of-50 from the field (6.0 percent) while committing 35 turnovers, in which GT scored 43 points. Tech shot 44.0 (33-of-75) from the field and only had 15 turnovers.

Next the Lady Tigers will travel to Murray, Ky. to face the Racers in OVC action on Thursday, Jan.6. Game time is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. at the CFSB Center.