Hot shooting and smothering defense carried the Tennessee State men’s basketball team to a 70-56 win over Austin Peay at the Gentry Center on Thursday night.
The Tigers (8-10, 3-4 OVC) shot 20-of-40 (50 percent) from the floor while limiting first-place Austin Peay (10-9, 5-2 OVC) to just 30.6 percent (19-of-62) on field goals.
With the score tied at 28-28 at the half, the Tigers ran away from the Governors in the closing 20 minutes by outscoring APSU by a 42-28 margin in the second half.
Four Tigers scored in double figures led by a team-high 13 points from Kamar McKnight, while Darreon Reddick tallied 12. Delano Spencer, who missed the first half due to feeling under the weather, provided a lift off the bench in the second half with 11 points.
TSU women fall, Coach disappointed
The Tennessee State University women’s basketball team saw the game slip away in the fourth quarter as the Lady Tigers dropped a, 75-59, decision to Austin Peay Thursday afternoon in the Gentry Center.
TSU (3-13, 1-6 OVC) overcame an early 12-point deficit and battled to a tie game at halftime. APSU (10-7, 4-3 OVC), however, outscored TSU 41-25 in the second half.
Tia Wooten led TSU with 22 points while Kaliya Griffin added 11. Three Austin Peay players scored in double-digits.