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Tennessee State stays hot, beats Southeast Missouri State


Tennessee State recorded its third straight win, handing Southeast Mo. St. a 77-74 loss at the Show Me Center on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers went into halftime with a nine-point lead. Despite being outscored 45-39 in the second half, they were able to fend off the Redhawks and hold on for the win.

Kinyon Hodges was an efficient machine, contributing 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field to lead the way for Tennessee State. As a whole, the Tigers were elite on the offensive side of the ball, racking up 1.18 points per possession on 57% shooting from the field. They put a particular emphasis on generating easy looks close to the hoop, shooting 23-of-39 on two-pointers, including 22-of-34 in the paint.

The Redhawks played well offensively in this one. They averaged 1.14 points per possession on 42% shooting from the field. Josh Earley led the way, putting up 22 points to go along with eight boards. Despite shooting well overall, Southeast Mo. St. dug themselves an early hole. The team went down as much as 14 in the first half, and were ultimately unable to catch back up and push past Tennessee State.

  • TSU’s bench outscored Southeast Mo. St.’s bench 24 to 9
  • Southeast Mo. St. was plagued by zero unforced turnovers (0% of possessions)
  • The Tigers led from start to finish; there were zero lead changes or ties

Tennessee State earned a good win against a tough OVC rival. The Tigers’ next test is a matchup with Tennessee Tech, which also won its last game, at the Eblen Center on Feb. 13. Southeast Mo. St.’s loss is a tough result given the momentum it was riding after beating Tennessee Tech recently. A Feb. 15 matchup with conference rival Eastern Ill. in Charleston is the Redhawks’ next shot at a win.

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Tennessee State stays hot, beats Southeast Missouri State








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