OVC Ball Statbox
|3-2 (0-0 OVC)|
|1-4 (0-0 Southland)|
|27/63 (42.9%)||Field Goals||29/56 (51.8%)|
|5/16 (31.3%)||3-Point FG||11/26 (42.3%)|
|9/13 (69.2%)||Free Throws||17/22 (77.3%)|
|33 (12/21)||Rebounds (O/D)||37 (10/27)|
|2nd Chance Pts|
|Points off TO|
|Pts in the Paint|
Tempo Tracker (Possessions)
Tennessee Tech offense
Southeastern Louisiana offense
|Points:||C. Jackson (17)||Filmore (27)|
|Rebounds:||C. Jackson (11)||Upson (10)|
|Assists:||Thomas (4)||Z. Jackson (5)|
|Steals:||Jugovic, Rowe (2)||Three Tied With 1|
- Tennessee Tech led by 14 at the half, but were outscored 52-20 in the final 20 minutes
- In the second half, TTU was just 7-31 (22.6%) from the field, compared to 20-31 (64.5%) shooting for the Lions
- It was another struggle from behind the arc. Tennessee Tech hit 5-16 from three last night, which is higher than their 23.9% average heading into the contest
- Former Racer Zay Jackson had a big night, scoring 25 points, pulling down six rebounds and dishing out five assists.
- Charles Jackson had another double-double last night, scoring a career high 17 points, and pulling down 11 rebounds. He’s had a double-double in every game this year.
It’s a word I say a lot on this site: “consistency.” And Tennessee Tech had none of it last night. These two teams played just two days ago in Cookeville, and the first half looked similar to the 40 minutes up here, if not a bit better for the Golden Eagles.
And then the bottom fell out…
There’s two things that worry me about TTU long term — their three-point shooting, and that they can’t get to the free-throw line. They couldn’t do either last night — and that leaves you limited options offensively. You’re going to go through scoring droughts — not usually to this extent — and you need something you can go to when you need a bucket. They don’t have that right now.
Defensively was equally inconsistent — shutting down SELA in the first half, giving them virtually anything they wanted in the second 20 minutes.
It was a tale of two halves Wednesday night as Tennessee Tech couldn’t overcome a hot-shooting Southeastern Louisiana squad on the road, falling to the Lions in Hammond, La., 86-68.
The Golden Eagles dominated the first half offensively, scoring a season-high 48 points on 62.5 percent shooting from the field, and walking into the dressing room with a 14-point lead. The Tech defense held the Lions to just 36 percent from the floor over the first 20 minutes.
In the second half, the teams practically switched identities. Southeastern caught fire early and never looked back, shooting 64.5 percent from the floor and 46.7 percent from downtown. On the flip side, the Golden Eagle struggled to find the bottom of the net, shooting 20 percent in the second half.
Leading the second-half surge by the Lions was guard Josh Filmore, who finished the night with a game-high 27 points while hitting on seven of his 12 3-point attempts. Zay Jackson tallied 25 points and DeVonte Upson finished the contest with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Tech big man Charles Jackson recorded a career-high 17 points in the affair, shooting 80 percent from the floor and pulling down 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the year. He is now the first Golden Eagles to record a double-double in his first five career games, let alone the first five games of a season, in over 30 years. Damien Kinloch recorded four double-doubles in his first four career games back in 2001-02.
Torrance Rowe tallied double-figures for the third consecutive game, scoring 13 points in 32 minutes of action. He was followed by Josiah Moore who dropped 12 points in the contest while also dishing out three assists and pulling in three rebounds.
The Golden Eagles will get back to action on Sunday as they take on the Tulane Green Wave in New Orleans. Tip is scheduled for a 1 p.m. CT start.