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January 25, 20201st2nd3rd4thFinal
Tennessee State Lady Tigers1124151262
Murray St.31203019100
Stats at a GlanceTSUMSU
FG Percentage.360 (27-75) .507 (38-75)
3P FG Percentage.222 (4-18) .448 (13-29)
FT Percentage.571 (4-7) .786 (11-14)
Offensive Rebounds1511
Defensive Rebounds2734
Total Rebounds4245
Turnovers2012
Steals57
Bench Points3316
LeadersTSUMSU
PointsWRIGHTSELL - 15
Laci Hawthorne - 21
ReboundsWRIGHTSELL - 11
Laci Hawthorne - 14
AssistsBANNER - 3
Macey Turley - 10
Alexis Burpo - 10
StealsWRIGHTSELL - 1
BANNER - 1
RICHARDSON - 1
APPIAH-KUBI - 1
MCCULLAH - 1
Macey Turley - 2
Alexis Burpo - 2
BlocksPRIMAS - 2
Laci Hawthorne - 1
Macie Gibson - 1
Lady Tigers Fall at Murray State
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Lady Tigers Fall at Murray State
Jaden Wrightsell had a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds vs Murray State. Photo by Dave Winder.

FINAL BOX 

Final Score: Tennessee State 62 – Murray State 100
Records: TSU (2-16, 0-8 OVC) – Murray State (9-10, 2-6 OVC)
Venue: CFSB Center
Location: Murray, Ky.

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team suffered a, 100-62, loss to Murray State Thursday night in the CFSB Center.

After struggling in the opening quarter, TSU (2-16, 0-8 OVC) fell into an early deficit and never managed to get out of the hole.

Jaden Wrightsell led TSU with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds while Ashley Primas recorded 11 and Amber Appiah-Kubi scored a career-high 10 points.

Murray State (9-10, 2-6 OVC) had five players score in double-digits.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Jaden Wrightsell - 15
    • Rebounds:  Jaden Wrightsell - 11
    • Assists: Terrysha Banner - 3
  • TSU shot 36.0 percent (27-of-75) from the field.
  • TSU made 4-of-7 from the free-throw line.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The score was 8-6 in favor of Murray State when the TSU offense went cold in the opening quarter.
  • The Racers went on a 12-1 run to jump ahead, 20-7.
  • After ten minutes of action, TSU trailed 31-11. The Lady Tigers shot 22.2 percent (4-of-18) from the field and committed six turnovers in the period.
  • The offense picked up for TSU in the second stanza.
  • Back-to-back buckets from Jaden Wrightsell forced a Murray State timeout and TSU went on to outscore the opponent, 24-20, in the quarter.  
  • TSU cut the MSU advantage down to 16 points and trailed 51-35 at halftime.
  • Two quick scores from the Racers to start the third quarter increased the lead back up to 20 points.
  • TSU got outscored 30-15 in the third period and trailed, 81-50, heading into the fourth.

GAME NOTES

  • Murray State now leads the series, 35-25.
  • Jaden Wrightsell registered the fifth double-double of her career.
  • Amber Appiah-Kubi scored a career-high 10 points.
  • Ashley Primas scored in double-digits for the second time this season.

UP NEXT

  • TSU will continue its road swing with a league match-up against Jacksonville State on Thursday, Jan. 30. Game time is set for 5:15 p.m. in Pete Mathew Coliseum.

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