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February 27, 20201st2nd3rd4thFinal
Jacksonville St.169241463
Tennessee State Lady Tigers14168745
Stats at a GlanceJSUTSU
FG Percentage.315 (23-73) .283 (17-60)
3P FG Percentage.292 (7-24) .333 (5-15)
FT Percentage.526 (10-19) .667 (6-9)
Offensive Rebounds248
Defensive Rebounds3730
Total Rebounds6138
Turnovers1214
Steals103
Bench Points1711
LeadersJSUTSU
PointsDestiney Elliott - 18
WRIGHTSELL - 12
ReboundsJessie Day - 17
WRIGHTSELL - 16
AssistsTaylor Hawks - 3
WRIGHTSELL - 2
BRONER - 2
StealsKiana Johnson - 3
Jessie Day - 3
WRISTER - 2
BlocksChloe Long - 3
YOUNG - 1
WRIGHTSELL - 1
RICHARDSON - 1
BENNETT - 1
Second Half Cold Spell Dooms TSU in Loss to JSU
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Second Half Cold Spell Dooms TSU in Loss to JSU

FINAL BOX | PHOTOS

Final Score: Tennessee State 45 – Jacksonville State 63
Records: TSU (4-23, 2-15 OVC) JSU (13-15, 9-8 OVC)
Arena: Gentry Center
Location: Nashvile, Tenn.

NASHVILLE--- Despite having a lead at halftime, the Tennessee State University women’s basketball team suffered a, 63-45, loss to Jacksonville State Thursday night in the Gentry Center.  

Tennessee State trailed early but battled back to take a 30-25 lead at halftime. TSU built its lead up to 34-25 in the third quarter but then the offense went cold. The Lady Tigers got outscored, 24-8, in the third period and went into the final frame down, 49-38. The home team’s struggles continued and TSU only managed to put up seven points in the fourth quarter. The Lady Tigers could never get back into a rhythm and only scored a total of 15 points in the second half.

Jaden Wrightsell led TSU in scoring with 12 points and 16 rebounds for a double-double while Deaja Richardson added 10. They were the only players to reach double-digits.

TSU shot 28.3 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from three-point range in the game.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • TSU Leaders
    • Points: Jaden Wrightsell – 12
    • Rebounds: Jaden Wrightsell – 16
    • Steals: Andreana Wrister– 2
    • Assists: Wrightsell and Broner - 2
  • TSU got outscored 26-16 in the paint.
  • TSU got outrebounded 61-38
  • There were two ties and five lead changes in the game.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • TSU had a shaky start and fell behind 10-2 but responded quickly to cut the deficit down to one.
  • After 10-minutes of action the score was 16-14 in favor of Jacksonville State.
  • In the second period, TSU was down 23-19 when a 5-0 spurt put the Lady Tigers on top.
  • JSU regained the lead on the next play but TSU closed the frame with six unanswered points to take a 30-25 lead into halftime.
  • TSU outscored JSU 16-9 in the second quarter.
  • Buckets from Deaja Richardson and Jazmine Young extended TSU’s lead to 34-25 but JSU used a 9-1 rally to erase the deficit.
  • The game was tied 38-38 when JSU forced a turnover and scored on the ensuing play to take the lead, 40-38.
  • TSU went ice cold and sank into a 49-38 hole after JSU used a 24-4 run to take control of the game. 
  • The scoring struggles continued in the fourth quarter and the visitors moved ahead, 52-38.
  • TSU could not get back on track and saw the game slip away.

GAME NOTES

  • Jaden Wrightsell posted double-digits in scoring for the 11th time this season.
  • Wrightsell notched her 7th double-double of the season.
  • Jacksonville State has won seven straight vs TSU.

UP NEXT

  • Tennessee State will close out the season with a home game against Belmont on Saturday. Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m. in Gentry Center on Senior Night.

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