TSU Hoops takes it on the chin against Indiana State, 90-69

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Winner Indiana St. 11-1,2-0 MVC

Tennessee St.38 31 69
Indiana St.42 48 90

– Kinyon Hodgesregistered a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, but the Tennessee State men’s basketball team fell to the Indiana State Sycamores 90-69 on the road Tuesday.

In addition to Hodges’ double-double, the Tigers (7-6) were led by Jaylen Jones, who put up 16 points, and by Christian Brown, who tacked on 10 points coming off the bench.

Led by Emmanuel Dowuona’s two offensive rebounds, Tennessee State did a great job crashing the offensive glass, pulling down 11 boards that resulted in four second-chance points.

The Tennessee State defense was a problem in Tuesday’s game, forcing 13 Indiana State turnovers. Those takeaways turned into 15 points on the other end of the floor. Hodges’ two steals led the way individually for the Tigers.

How It Happened

After falling behind 32-25, Tennessee State went on a 6-0 run with 5:17 left in the first half to narrow its deficit to 32-31. Indiana State answered back and added to its lead, leaving the Tigers down 42-38 entering halftime.

Tennessee State narrowed its deficit to 52-49 before going on a 7-0 run, finished off by Jones’ three, to seize a 56-52 lead with 13:12 to go in the contest. Indiana State re-asserted control, outscoring the Tigers 38-13 the rest of the way to hand Tennessee State the 90-69 loss. Tennessee State took care of business in the paint, recording 18 of its 31 points in the lane.

Game Notes» Kinyon Hodges notched a double-double for the Tigers with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
» The Tennessee State defense forced 13 turnovers.
» Tennessee State cleaned up on the offensive glass, collecting 11 offensive boards in the game.
» Jaylen Jones led the Tigers with 16 points.
» Tennessee State got a team-high 10 rebounds from Kinyon Hodges.

Next Up

The Tigers will return to the court on December 28 as they welcome UT Martin to the Gentry Center for the first OVC game of the season.

Next Game:
UT Martin
12/28/2023 | 7:30 PM
WNSR — 560 AM, 95.9 FM (Nashville), 107.9 FM (Smyrna)

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