|February 20, 2020||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Tennessee State Lady Tigers
|Stats at a Glance||TSU||EKU|
|FG Percentage||.400 (26-65)||.379 (22-58)|
|3P FG Percentage||.391 (9-23)||.273 (6-22)|
|FT Percentage||.600 (6-10)||.778 (14-18)|
MCCULLAH - 3
Final Score: Tennessee State 67 – Eastern Kentucky 64
Records: TSU (4-21, 2-13 OVC) EKU (10-16, 4-11 OVC)
Location: Richmond, Ky.
Richmond --- The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team picked up a hard-fought, 67-64, win over Eastern Kentucky Thursday night in McBrayer Arena.
After shaking off a slow start, TSU battled EKU for the entire game. The Lady Tigers trailed by one at halftime and managed to take their first lead of the game in the third quarter. TSU led for most of the third period but EKU closed the frame with an 8-0 run to regain the advantage.
Tennessee State stayed close but played from behind for most of the fourth quarter until a late rally pulled the Lady Tigers even, 59-59, with less than four minutes to play.
Timely plays down the stretch led to the Lady Tigers securing a 66-64 lead with 19.7 seconds remaining and the Colonels were forced to foul. After a free-throw increased TSU’s advantage to, 67-64, the Lady Tigers got a big stop on the other end to seal the win.
Jazmine Young led TSU with 23 points while Jaden Wrightsell notched her fifth double-double of the season with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Deaja Richardson finished the game with 11 points and Jasmine Broner tallied seven rebounds, two blocks, two points, one assist and one steal.
Eastern Kentucky was led by Teri Goodlett’s 19 points while Bria Bass registered 13 points and nine rebounds.
TSU (4-21, 2-13 OVC) snapped a two-game losing skid with the victory while Eastern Kentucky moved to (10-16, 4-11 OVC).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- TSU Leaders
- Points: Jazmine Young – 23
- Rebounds: Jaden Wrightsell – 12
- Steals: Jaden Wrightsell – 4
- Assists: Jazmine Young - 3
- TSU outscored EKU 18-12 in the fourth quarter.
- The Lady Tigers shot 40.0 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from three-point range.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- TSU shook off a slow start and erased an 11-3 deficit after a 7-2 run closed the gap to three.
- The Lady Tigers were down 17-13 at the end of the first quarter.
- In the second frame, TSU turned its defense into offense and used a rally to tie the game 20-20.
- The teams played to a 26-all tie before four straight from the Colonels pushed them ahead, 30-26.
- Andreana Wrister knocked down a three-pointer just before halftime to make the score, 30-29, in favor of EKU heading into the break.
- In the second period, TSU took its first lead of the game, 32-30, when Jazmine Young buried a triple from the top of the arc.
- TSU built its led up to 38-32 but a quick 7-0 spurt by the opponent gave the lead back to EKU.
- The score was knotted 40-40 when Jaden Wrightsell sank her third three-pointer of the game to give TSU a 43-40 edge.
- The Lady Tigers were up, 49-44, when the Colonels scored eight unanswered points to snatch the lead, 52-49, heading into the final frame.
- EKU carried the momentum into the fourth stanza and stretched the advantage to, 54-49.
- The Lady Tigers finally got on the board with a bucket from Jazmine Young and pulled to within one with just over five minutes left to play.
- From there the it was a battle.
- With 2:51 on the clock, TSU had a 60-59 lead.
- The Lady Tigers got a stop on defense and Andreana Wrister knocked down a huge three on TSU’s next possession.
- On the next play, Jazmine Young scored to make TSU’s lead, 65-59.
- TSU gave up a score and committed a crucial turnover that allowed EKU to cut the lead down to, 65-62, within a matter of seconds.
- Jaden Wrightsell made one of two free throws to make the score, 66-62, with 35.6 seconds remaining.
- EKU was fouled on the next play and made both freebies to close within two, 66-64, with 19.7 seconds left.
- The Colonels were forced to foul and TSU made one of two to go ahead, 67-64.
- EKU’s shot attempts were off the mark and TSU held on for the win.
- TSU and EKU split the season series.
- Jazmine Young scored in double-digits for the 15thtime this season.
- Jaden Wrightsell posted double-digits in scoring for the 9th time this season.
- Wrightsell notched her 5thdouble-double of the season.
- Wrightsell made a career-high three, three-pointers in the game.
- There were four ties and seven lead changes in the game.
- The Lady Tigers will conclude their two-game road swing with a match-up at Morehead State on Saturday. Game time is slated for 1 p.m. ET in Johnson Arena.