Hot shooting from downtown powers Tennessee State past SEMO, 77-74

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Winner TSU

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TSU38 39 77
SEMO29 45 74

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Tennessee State men’s basketball team shot 50 percent from beyond the arc on the way to a 77-74 win against the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks on the road Saturday.

The Tigers (15-10, 8-4) had three players score in double figures, led by Kinyon Hodges, who had 18 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Jason Jitobohtacked on 13 points, seven rebounds and three blocks and Justin Williams chipped in as well with 11 points.

Tennessee State out-rebounded Southeast Missouri State 34-25 in Saturday’s game, paced by eight boards from Jaylen Jones.

How It Happened

After jumping out to a 4-3 advantage, Tennessee State went on a 6-0 run with 17:56 left in the first half, culminating in a three from Christian Brown, to increase its lead to 10-3. The Tigers then increased their lead by the end of the period and entered halftime with a 38-29 advantage. Tennessee State did most of its first half damage in the paint, scoring 20 of its 38 points close to the basket, while Brown knocked down three threes. 

The Tigers then held on for the victory in the second half. Tennessee State took care of business in the paint, recording 24 of its 39 points in the lane.

Game Notes» The Tigers made half of their attempts from three-point range, knocking down seven of 14 shots.
» Tennessee State never trailed on the way to a 77-74 victory.
» Tennessee State recorded 15 total assists in the game.
» The Tennessee State bench made an impact by scoring 24 points to its scoring output.
» Tennessee State had a 34-25 edge on the boards in the win.
» Kinyon Hodges led the Tigers with 18 points.
» Tennessee State got a team-high eight rebounds from Jaylen Jones.

Next Up

TSU will be back in action on Tuesday at Tennessee Tech. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. 

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