Tennessee State scores just 11 points

Updated: December 31, 2010, 12:42 AM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Tennessee State set an NCAA women's Division I record for fewest points in a game in an 82-11 loss at Georgia Tech on Thursday night.

The Tigers, according to STATS LLC, also tied another record they scored just three points in the opening half.

"That's exciting to me only in the fact that when we started this program we said we're building this program on defense and rebounding," Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph said. "The fact that we can tie or set an NCAA record for defense, I'd much rather do that than for offense because that's one of the things we talk about.

"Your offense comes and goes, your defense is something that can carry you. We want to be known as a defensive program," Joseph said.

The previous record for fewest points scored in a game between Division I teams was 16 by Texas Southern on Dec. 30, 2002, against TCU.

Georgia Tech led 49-3 at halftime after Tennessee State went 0-for-24 from the field in the first half. The Tigers shot 6 percent (3-for-50) for the game, including 0-for-13 from 3-point range, and went 5-for-10 from the free-throw line.

Jasmine Brimm led the Tigers with six points on 1-of-8 shooting from the field and 4-of-6 from the free-throw line.


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