TCCAA Tournament Day 3
2:00 ET- #8 Roane State 82- #1 Walters State 78
Roane State upset 82-78 Walters State to advance Monday's semifinal game against #5 Chattanooga State or #4 Dyersburg State on Monday at 6:00 ET.
Both teams were neck and neck to start the game, but midway through the first half, Roane State had a big push and built the lead up to 25-17 at the 7:25 mark. The Raiders built the lead up to 43-30 going into the half.
Coming out of the locker room, Roane State continued to build their lead, growing it to 20 points with 14:57 to go in the game. James Jordan lead the charge for the Raiders with 23 points, five assists, and seven rebounds.
Walters State stormed back from down 21 to cut the lead to 77-70 with 3:55 left in the game. With a minute left to go, Miles Thomas made a three-pointer to bring the Senators within three points of the Raiders. However, after Diemierre Black iced the game with two made free throws with one second to go, Roane State was able to hang on the for the upset.
Miles Thomas led all scorers with 31 points.
RSCC: Points: James Jordan, 23; Assists: James Jordan, 5; Rebounds: DiMierre Black, 10
WSCC: Points: Miles Thomas, 31; Assists: Kajuan Hale, 3; Rebounds: Miles Thomas, 10
4:00 ET- #4 Dyersburg State 76- #5 Chattanooga State 75
Dyersburg State advanced to the semifinals to face #8 seed Roane State at 6:00 ET on Monday with a 76-75 victory over Chattanooga State.
Chatt State had a strong start to the game, leading by as many as six points in the first half. Richard Nunez recorded a double-double before halftime with 16 points and 10 rebounds. He finished the game with game-highs in points, with 26, and rebounds, with 18.
The two teams were tied at 36-36 at the half.
Coming out of the locker room, Dyersburg State took charge of the game and built their lead up to double digits by the midway point of the second half. The Eagles' largest lead was 15 at the 7:38 mark of the final frame.
The Tigers cut the lead down to single digits with under six minutes to play, trimming it to just one point with 1:15 to go. Dyersburg turned the ball over with 21.9 to go with the score 76-75, but they were able to hang on for the victory even though Chatt State had the final possession.
CSCC: Points: Richard Nunez, 26; Assists: AJ Morris, 4; Rebounds: Richard Nunez, 18
DSCC: Points: Aaron King, 23; Assists: Antwan Beans, 7; Rebounds: Aaron Nunez, 9
6:00 ET- #2 Motlow State vs. #7 Cleveland State
Cleveland State upset Motlow State 90-76 to advance to the semifinals against Southwest Tennessee/Columbia State on Monday at 8:00 ET.
Cleveland State went on a 7-0 run to start the game, but at the 12:45 mark, Motlow State stormed back to tie the game at 12-12. The game went back and forth for the remainder of the half, with no team pulling away by more than five.
The second half followed the same pattern as the first for the first portion of the period, as both of the teams traded buckets and kept the score neck-and-neck. Cleveland State, though, midway through the frame, was able to pull away, building up their lead to double-digits at the 5:52 mark.
Delaino Walker led all scorers with 25 points. He also had a Cleveland State-high 8 rebounds.
CSCC: Points: Delaino Walker, 25; Assists: Demonte Person, 7; Rebounds, Delaino Walker, 8
MSCC: Points: Leo Castillo, 18; Assists: Leo Castillo, 7; Rebounds: Leo Castillo, 5
8:00 ET- #6 Columbia State 69 vs. #3 Southwest Tennessee 64
Columbia State upset Southwest Tennessee 69-64 in overtime and advanced to the semifinals, where they will face Cleveland State at 8:00 ET on Monday night.
The Chargers began the game on a 9-0 run, in which they shut out the Saluqis for the first five minutes of the half. Southwest Tennessee was able to battle back into the game, drawing within four points of Columbia State at the 6:40 mark of the half. The teams went into the locker room with the Chargers leading 31-18.
Southwest Tennessee cut the lead to just two points with 9:15 to go in the second half, and after being down by as many as 13 in the second half, Christian Jones tied the game at 57 with .14 left in regulation. Columbia State outscored the Saluqis 11-7 in overtime to secure the upset.
CSCC: Points: Lorenzo McGhee, 16; Assists:Gary Grooms, 4; Rebounds: Lorenzo McGhee, 8
STCC: Points: J'Sebian Brown, 13; Assists: J'Sebian Brown, 6; Rebounds: Anthony Yarbrough, 7