Courtesy of Tennessee State Athletics
Tennessee St. 1-2,0-0 OVC
Winner UNC Asheville 1-1,0-0 Big South
The Tennessee State women’s basketball team got a 13-point performance from the bench but fell 53-38 to the UNC Asheville Bulldogs on the road Sunday.
How It Happened
Tennessee State struggled out of the gate, falling behind 23-9 at the end of the first quarter.
UNC Asheville kept adding to that lead, building a 28-9 advantage before Tennessee State went on a 7-0 run, highlighted by a bucket from Anderson, to narrow its deficit to 28-16, a score that would hold until halftime.
UNC Asheville continued to increase its lead after halftime, building a 37-17 advantage before Tennessee State went on a 9-0 run to trim its deficit to 37-26 with 2:29 to go in the third. UNC Asheville countered and stretched its lead to 43-28 heading into the fourth. Tennessee State knocked down two three-pointers in the quarter to score six of its 12 total points.
UNC Asheville kept widening its lead in the fourth, constructing a 51-32 advantage before Tennessee State went on a 6-0 run, finished off by Williams’ layup, to shrink the deficit to 51-38 with 2:19 to go in the contest. UNC Asheville responded and outscored the Tigers the rest of the way, ending the game with a final score of 53-38. Tennessee State took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring six of its 10 points in the paint.
» The Tigers held the Bulldogs to only 39.2 percent shooting from the field.
» The Tennessee State bench came alive by adding 13 points to its scoring output.
» The Tennessee State defense forced 23 turnovers.
» Caitlin Anderson led the Tigers with 12 points.
» Tennessee State got a team-high five rebounds from Diamond Cannon.
TSU will be back in action on Friday night as they are slated to host Lipscomb inside the Gentry Center.
Next Game: Lipscomb 11/17/2023 | 5:30 PM ESPN+