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November 18, 20191st2nd3rd4thFinal
North Alabama1923252188
Tennessee State Lady Tigers181125963
Stats at a GlanceUNATSU
FG Percentage.463 (31-67) .352 (19-54)
3P FG Percentage.407 (11-27) .167 (2-12)
FT Percentage.682 (15-22) .742 (23-31)
Offensive Rebounds189
Defensive Rebounds2922
Total Rebounds4731
Turnovers1818
Steals48
Bench Points2963
LeadersUNATSU
PointsPANETTI - 15
WALLEN - 15
ROBERTS - 17
ReboundsAUSTIN - 12
ROBERTS - 5
YOUNG - 5
APPIAH-KUBI - 5
AssistsWALLEN - 10
PURVIS - 3
StealsWALLEN - 2
ROBERTS - 2
YOUNG - 2
KENT - 2
BlocksWALLEN - 1
ROBERTS - 1
NOAH - 1
Slow Second and Fourth Quarters Hurt TSU in Loss to UNA
Monday, November 18, 2019
Slow Second and Fourth Quarters Hurt TSU in Loss to UNA

FINAL BOX | PHOTOS 

Final Score: Tennessee State 63 – North Alabama 88
Records: TSU (1-2) – UNA (3-1)
Venue: Gentry Center
Location: Nashville, Tenn.

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team dropped an, 88-63, decision to North Alabama Monday night after an up and down offensive night.

Tennessee State (1-2) only trailed, 19-18, after 10-minutes of action but got outscored 23-11 in the second quarter. TSU bounced back in the third quarter but another stagnant offensive effort in the fourth saw the Lady Tigers get outscored, 21-9.

Taylor Roberts led TSU with 17 points while Jazmine Young scored a career-high 16 points.         

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Taylor Roberts – 17
    • Rebounds: Taylor Roberts, Jazmine Young, Amber  Appiah-Kubi – 5
    • Assists: Keniece Purvis – 3
    • Steals: Taylor Roberts, Jazmine Young, Megan Kent - 2
  • TSU had eight steals in the game.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Eight straight points from Taylor Roberts kept an otherwise stagnant TSU offense in the game early in the first quarter.
  • North Alabama was leading 10-8 when a 7-2 run put the visitors on top, 17-10.
  • The Lady Tigers continued battling and pulled within one after outscoring the Lions, 8-2 to close out the period.
  • UNA grabbed the momentum in the second frame and stretched its advantage to, 35-24.
  • Jazmine Young scored to end TSU’s 3:44 minute scoring drought but UNA answered with seven unanswered points to move ahead, 42-28.
  • A three-point play by Young made the score, 42-29, at halftime.
  • The teams traded buckets in the third quarter but UNA maintained a comfortable cushion.
  • The Lady Tigers continued to fight and put together a 7-3 spurt that cut the deficit down to 13 points.
  • TSU managed to pull within 12 but UNA used a 7-0 run to increase the lead to, 75-56.
  • The Lady Tigers matched the Lions point-for-point in the third quarter, 25-25.
  • North Alabama took advantage of a TSU scoring drought in the fourth and opened the score up to, 82-58, with 3:06 left to play.

GAME NOTES

  • The all-time series between TSU and UNA is now tied 2-2.
  • Taylor Roberts led TSU in scoring for the third straight game.
  • The 16 points for Jazmine Young was a career-high.

UP NEXT

  • Tennessee State will continue its three-game homestand with a contest against Alcorn State Thursday night. Game time is set for 6 p.m. in the Gentry Center.

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