Tennessee State drops home game to SEMO in OT, 90-86

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Southeast Mo. St.14 25 25 11 15 90
Tennessee St.22 14 13 26 11 86

After being behind by double figures in the fourth quarter, Tennessee State fought back to tie the game, but came up short in overtime 90-86.

Tennessee State came out strong in the first quarter shooting 57.1% ( 4-7) from downtown and leading for for 8:53 of the ten minutes of the opening quarter. Erica Haynes-Overton scored 10 of her 13 first half points as the Tigers took a 22-14 lead into the second quarter.

Despite the Tigers shooting 54.5% (6-11) in the second quarter, the Tigers were wrought with 7 turnovers , which SEMO turned into 19 points, contributing to TSU’s eight-point cushion transforming into a three-point deficit at the half, 39-36.

Southeast Missouri used a strong third quarter in which the RedHawks outscored the Tigers 25-13, building as much as 16-point advantage as Tennessee State committed another 8 turnovers in the quarter, en route to 22 miscues on the evening.

When Jaliyah Green’s layup put the Redhawks up 66-49 with 9:00 left in the game, it appeared that SEMO might be on their way to cruising to a comfortable win. However SEMO committed 8 turnovers in the ensuing nine minutes, and Tennessee State shot 56.3 % (9-16) , getting within single figures at 73-64 on a converted Haynes-Overton free throw with 3:52 left in the game and she also tied the game at 75 on a three-pointer with 0:02 to go, sending the game into overtime.

The extra frame was unkind to Tennessee State ; SEMO outscored TSU 15-11 as the Tigers shot just 25% and turned the ball over three times, two of which came at critical moments, which lead to 4 points.

The loss drops the Lady Tigers to 8-15 overall and just 3-9 in the OVC. Erica Haynes-Overton led four Lady Tigers scorers in double figures with 24 points and 6 assists. Saniah Parker turned in strong performance with a season-high 20 points on 7-10 FG and 3-6 from downtown. Lyric Cole turned in a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Gia Adam’s chipped in 10 points but only shot 3-11 from the floor.

Kiyley Flowers led SEMO with 21 points and 7 assists.

Tennessee State will look to pick themselves off the mat Saturday when they will host the Golden Eagles of Tennessee Tech; tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 PM CST

Next Game:
Tennessee Tech
2/11/2023 | 1:00 PM

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