OVC Ball Statbox
|3-3 (0-0 OVC)|
|5-1 (0-0 American)|
|26/57 (45.6%)||Field Goals||31/58 (53.4%)|
|5/18 (27.8%)||3-Point FG||6/18 (33.3%)|
|11/16 (68.8%)||Free Throws||5/7 (71.4%)|
|31 (13/18)||Rebounds (O/D)||31 (10/21)|
|2nd Chance Pts|
|Points off TO|
|Pts in the Paint|
Tempo Tracker (Possessions)
Tennessee Tech offense
|Points:||Jackson (16)||Stark (14)|
|Rebounds:||Jackson (10)||Osetkowski (6)|
|Assists:||Thomas (4)||Stark (7)|
|Steals:||Moore, Jackson (2)||Hook, Stark (3)|
- A three by Torrance Rowe gave Tennessee Tech a 66-65 lead with 3:45 to go. Tech was outscored 8-2 the rest of the way.
- After forcing a miss with :30 to go, TTU, down 7, took 19 seconds to take a shot on their next possession. No timeout was called.
- Charles Jackson notched a double-double with 16 points, and 10 rebounds
The Beasts Inside: Charles Jackson led TTU with 16 points, Dwan Caldwell added 15 (off the bench, at that) in a strong showing offensively for the Golden Eagles frontcourt. They combined for 14-22 shooting (63.6%) from the field, and Jackson had a game-high 10 rebounds. The frontcourt is the strength of this team — hands down.
Three-point woes: If it were the 1970’s, I’m confident this Tennessee Tech team would dominate. But, we live in an age with the three-point arc, and again Tech struggled with the long ball, shooting 5-18 from deep, although they did hit two key three’s, including the final one with gave TTU their first second-half lead.
Tennessee Tech took their first lead of the second half with 3:45 to play, but would score just two points the rest of the way, as Tulane escaped with a 73-68 win over the Golden Eagles.
TTU was within one possession following a Tulane timeout with 2:08 to go, until a Jonathan Stark layup put the Green Wave up five. Dwan Caldwell was called for an offensive foul on Tech’s next possession, turning the ball back over to Tulane. A Cameron Reyonlds layup put Tulane up seven with 1:18 to go.
Following a Torrence Rowe miss with 1:03 left, Tennessee Tech elected not to foul. The decision would pay off: Louis Dabney missed a layup, and Josiah Moore pulled down the rebound with :30 to go. TTU wouldn’t call a timeout, and seemed confused offensively, taking 19 seconds before Torrance Rowe would hit a jumper while drawing a foul. He would miss the bonus free-throw, and again TTU elected not to foul, allowing Tulane to run out the clock on the five-point win.
Tech was down seven at the half, and would trail by as many as 12 in the second half. The Golden Eagles immediately responded with a 13-2 run, cutting the deficit to three with 14:49 to play. The Green Wave stretched the lead back to seven on multiple occasions, the last on a Dabney jumper with 8:22 left.
Over the next three minutes, Tennessee Tech hit two of their just five three’s on the night, cutting the lead to one. TTU was 5-18 from deep on the night, continuing their struggles from three-point range this season. The last three would be Rowe’s, giving TTU their only lead of the second half.
Tennessee Tech got another great night from their frontcourt, led by 16 points and 10 rebounds from Charles Jackson. Caldwell and Rowe both added 15 points.
TTU falls to 3-3 on the year. They’ll host Lipscomb on Wednesday.