The Terriers had a big edge at the free-throw line, making 23 of 39 to the Tigers' 9 of 18. Tennessee State almost made up for it by hitting 8 of 15 3-pointers.
Jones made two free throws for a four-point lead with 30 seconds left. Roper hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to cut it to one. The Terriers' Tyreek Jewell added a free throw with 10 seconds left. The game ended as a shot by the Tigers was being tipped around the hoop.