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November 30, 20161st2nd3rd4thFinal
Tennessee State Lady Tigers10881036
Stats at a GlanceTSUUT
FG Percentage.200 (13-65) .430 (34-79)
3P FG Percentage.227 (5-22) .238 (5-21)
FT Percentage.500 (5-10) .722 (13-18)
Offensive Rebounds1320
Defensive Rebounds2541
Total Rebounds3861
Bench Points1626
PointsBEARD - 7
Russell - 16
Nared - 16
ReboundsTEAM - 10
Nunn - 15
AssistsGRIFFIN - 2
SIMS - 2
Middleton - 11
StealsGRIFFIN - 4
Middleton - 4
BlocksPARKER - 1
Russell - 4
Women's Basketball Falls to No.22/16 Tennessee
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Women's Basketball Falls to No.22/16 Tennessee
Photo by Donald Page


Knoxville, Tenn. ---  The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team fell to No. 22/16 Tennessee Wednesday night in Thompson Boling Arena.

TSU dropped to 1-5 while UT improved to 4-2 on the season.

Maxine Beard led the Lady Tigers in scoring with seven points while Kaliya Griffin added six.

Early in the game with less than two minutes ticked off the clock, Tennessee burned a timeout after a break-away layup by Tiana Parker tied the score, 5-5.

Out of the break, the Lady Tigers missed their next seven field goals and  Lady Vols went on a 10-0 run  to take a 15-5 lead. Diamond Beatty drained a three-pointer from the corner at the 2:56 mark to end TSU’s scoring drought but UT scored on its next possession to maintain a double-digit lead. The home team led, 21-10, at the end of the first quarter.

Maxine Beard scored the first two points of the second frame for TSU but the offense then stalled and UT increased its advantage to, 36-15, with just under five minutes left to play. The Lady Tigers fell into a 48-18 hole behind a 2-of-14 shooting clip just before the break.

In the second half, TSU fell behind 61-20 after Tennessee opened the third quarter with a 13-2 run. The Lady Vols had a 64-26 advantage heading into the final frame and maintained a comfortable lead the rest of the way.  

TSU shot 20 percent from the field and 22.7 percent from three-point range while committing 21 turnovers.

Tennessee State will take a break during final exams and will return to action on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Lipscomb. Game time is set for 2 p.m. in Allen Arena.