Jackson State Women Season Ends With Loss to Memphis In WNIT

2023 SWAC Basketball Tournament - Friday, March 10, 2023 - Bartow Arena - Women's Semifinal #2 - Southern vs Jackson State

By Duane Lewis, Jackson State Athletic Communications,


MEMPHIS, Tenn.| Angel Jackson collected a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, but the Jackson State women’s basketball team fell short of Memphis 79-68 on the road Thursday evening in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).
The Tigers had four players score in double figures, led by Daja Woodard, who had 15 points and two blocks. Ti’lan Boler added 13 points and Daphane White helped out with 12 points and seven rebounds.
Angel Jackson pulled down five offensive rebounds to lead an offense that racked up second chance opportunities for Jackson State, grabbing 17 boards and turning them into 22 second chance points.
The Jackson State defense held Memphis’ shooters to just 35.6 percent from the field.
How It Happened

  • Jackson State (21-10) struggled out of the gate, falling behind 23-16 at the end of the first quarter.
  • JSU continued to lose ground in the second quarter and faced a 43-32 halftime deficit.
  • Memphis increased its lead after halftime, building a 54-38 advantage before Jackson State went on a 5-0 run, punctuated by a basket from Woodard, to trim its deficit to 54-43 with 2:32 to go in the third.
  • Memphis countered and stretched its lead to 60-45 heading into the fourth.
  • Jackson State played well near the basket, scoring eight of its 13 points in the paint.
  • Memphis kept widening its lead in the fourth, constructing a 74-57 advantage before Jackson State went on a 6-0 run to shrink the deficit to 74-63 with 49 seconds to go in the contest.
  • JSU was unable to cut further into the deficit by the end of the game, falling 79-68.
  • Jackson State pulled down five offensive rebounds to score five second chance points out of 23 total in the period

Inside the Numbers

  • Angel Jackson notched a double-double for the Tigers with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
  • JSU held Memphis to only 35.6 percent shooting from the field.
  • Jackson State was active in affecting shots on the defensive end, recording six blocks as a team.
  • JSU cleaned up on the offensive glass, collecting 17 offensive boards in the game.
  • Dana Woodard led the JSU with 15 points.
  • Jackson State got a game-high 11 rebounds from Angel Jackson.
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