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The Govs take it to the hoop in their clash with Alabama A&M on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2016. BENJAMIN LITTLE | THE ALL STATE

TSU pushes past APSU

APSU traveled to Nashville Thursday, Jan. 18 where they fell to Ohio Valley Conference foe Tennessee State by a final score of 70-56.

The Govs searched for a second consecutive road win, but were unable to pull it out, despite Terry Taylor posting a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds, which lead the team in both categories.

Along with Taylor, fellow freshman Dayton Gumm scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds.

The Govs played well on defense, securing six steals and forcing TSU to 15 turnovers while only allowing 50 percent shooting, however the Govs offense only shot 30 percent on the night and turned the ball over themselves 13 times.

The team shot 19 percent from three-point land, but one bright spot for the Govs was their ability to score from the charity stripe, shooting 81 percent.

The Govs and Tigers started the game at an even pace, going into the locker tied at 28.

The Govs offense never got on track in the second half falling behind the Tigers 52-41. The second half deficit proved to be too much to overcome as the Govs cut the lead down to five, before falling behind further and never trimming it down to less than seven points.



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