Tigers Fall Late At Alcorn State Despite Career Night From Henry

LORMAN, Miss. – Despite a career-high 41 points from P.J. Henry, Alcorn State outscored 19-10 over the final 6:23 to claim an 89-81 win Monday night.

Tied at 29-all late in the first half, would commit five turnovers during that span which led to a 16-4 ASU run and a 44-33 halftime lead.

Once again, was forced to play catch up as the second half started. However, Henry would put the team on his back as he scored 16 points within the first seven minutes as TSU was back in the game trailing 55-53 after a 20-11 run.

The game was tight from that point as ASU would lead by as much as four but TSU kept nipping away and secured a 65-64 lead with 8:18 left after two Henry free throws. ASU regained the lead right after but TSU took it back as Henry’s three-point play gave TSU a 71-70 lead at the 6:23 mark.

ASU countered with a three-pointer on the ensuing possession and hit two free throws for a 75-71 lead but Jordan Gilliam’s bucket cut the lead to 75-73. ASU answered again with a jumper to move back ahead by four (77-73). The Braves would go on a late 8-4 run to move ahead by eight as TSU couldn’t counter en route to the win.

Henry had a career night with 41 points while Karl Nicholas added 14 and eight rebounds.

Despite the loss, positioning for the final SWAC tournament seeds are still up in the air as five teams are still fighting for the final three spots due to all being one game within each other.

TSU travels up Highway 290 this weekend to face Prairie View A&M for its regular season finale on Saturday at 3 p.m. live on HBCUGO TV.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com


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