After a season with more ups than downs, the Tennessee State University Women’s basketball team dominated Morehead State in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament to push their winning streak to eight games.
TSU (16-12, 12-4 OVC) entered the tournament with the best conference record in the East division, and the fourth best record overall, earning them the number three seed in the conference tournament.
The Lady Tigers have been standing behind their tough defense, in addition to making high percentage shots, which helped them to overcome three straight losses against conference foes.
In the game against the Eagles, TSU shot 30% from the field and 44% from behind the arch in the first half. This low shooting performance would set TSU back, as they went into half down three points.
The Lady Tigers would bounce back however, behind the leadership of senior guard Rachael Allen and second team OVC member Chelsea Hudson who would put TSU on top 59-58 midway through the second half, and never let up.
Hudson and Allen both scored 20 a piece for the Lady Tigers as they turned the second half into a trouncing of the MSU team, and would go on to win by 15 points.
This win pits TSU against a the strong number two seed, South Illinois University- Edwardsville, to determine who goes to the OVC Championship game.