Hodges with record setting performance in Tennessee State’s 76-71 win over SIUE

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SIUE 16-13,9-7 OVC

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Winner Tennessee St. 17-12,10-6 OVC

SIUE25 46 71
Tennessee St.36 40 76

NASHVILLE – Kinyon Hodges racked up eight steals, and the Tennessee State men’s basketball team took down the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars 76-71 at home Saturday. Hodges’ eight swipes is a new single-game TSU record, surpassing Garrett Richardson’s seven in February of 2003. 

The Tigers (17-12, 10-6) had four players score in double figures, led by Michael Shanks, who had 16 points. Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. added 15 points and Hodges helped out with 11 points, six rebounds and eight steals.

Tennessee State grabbed 41 rebounds in Saturday’s game compared to SIU-Edwardsville’s 36, led by Jason Jitoboh’s nine boards.

The Tennessee State defense held SIU-Edwardsville shooters to only 35.8 percent from the field, including 26.7 percent from three-point range.

How It Happened

After falling behind 2-0, Tennessee State went on a 17-0 run with 18:26 left in the first half to take a 17-2 lead. The Tigers then lost some of that lead, but still entered halftime with a 36-25 advantage. Tennessee State capitalized on nine SIU-Edwardsville turnovers in the period, turning them into 13 points on the other end of the floor.

SIU-Edwardsville proceeded to take a 48-43 lead before Tennessee State went on a 9-0 run, finished off by Jaylen Jones’ layup, to seize a 52-48 lead with 9:45 to go in the contest. The Tigers kept expanding the margin and coasted the rest of the way for the 76-71 win. Tennessee State got out on the break in the period, scoring 16 fast break points.

Game Notes» The Tigers shot well from three point range, knocking down seven of 17 long range attempts.
» The Tigers held the Cougars to only 35.8 percent shooting from the field.
» Kinyon Hodges swiped eight steals for the Tigers in the game.
» Tennessee State had a 41-36 edge on the boards in the win.
» The Tennessee State defense forced 13 turnovers.
» Michael Shanks led the Tigers with 16 points.
» Tennessee State got a team-high nine rebounds from Jason Jitoboh.

Next Up

Men’s basketball will be back in action on Thursday night at Little Rock. The game will be aired on ESPNU at 8:00 p.m.  

Next Game:
at Little Rock
2/29/2024 | 8:00 PM
WNSR — 560 AM, 95.9 FM (Nashville), 107.9 FM (Smyrna)

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