Tennessee State women’s hoops loses at UNC Ashville

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Tennessee St. 1-2,0-0 OVC

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Winner UNC Asheville 1-1,0-0 Big South

Tennessee St.12 10 38
UNC Asheville23 15 10 53

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.

Caitlin Anderson led the Tigers (1-2) with 12 points and five steals. Eboni Williams also added seven points and three steals and Diamond Cannon helped out with two points and two steals.

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.

Game Notes

» 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:
11/17/2023 | 5:30 PM

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