AUSTIN, Texas - Jessica Harris tallied a double-double and Tiffin slowed down the St. Edward's offense in the second half Saturday as the Dragons rallied for an 81-74 win.
TU coach Pam Oswald said it was a nice bounce back from a disappointing start to the season Friday.
"I think the biggest thing was our kids came back with more of a fire than we did yesterday," she said.
Tiffin (1-1) trailed 44-39 at the break after St. Edward's shot 15 of 29 overall and 8 of 13 on 3-pointers in the first half, but the Hilltoppers went only 12 of 29 after that, making just one of their remaining eight 3-point tries.
"I felt our kids did well," Oswald said. "First half, down 15, I felt our kids stayed the course and weathered the storm."
Harrison keyed the TU charge with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Karli Mast backed her with a game-high 19 points for the Dragons, with Melissa Gilliland (15), Jordan Fraley (11) and Stephanie Miller (10) also scoring in double digits.
Oswald said Mast was a little tentative in Friday's loss, but came on strong against St. Edward's.
"She had that 'Karli Mast fire' in her eye," Oswald said.
Dawn Kiel's 15 points topped St. Edward's (1-1). Maddie Wheeler netted 13 points, and Kelsee Barr dished six assists.
TU men open with win
ST. LOUIS - Tiffin took a double-digit lead midway through the first half and rolled from there Saturday in a season-opening 72-52 thumping of McKendree.
The Dragons never trailed, were only tied twice - both times in the first three minutes - and maintained their double-digit lead after Kahleal McCormick's layup at the 10:55 mark gave them a 24-13 lead.
Joe Graessle popped in 15 points and dished five assists for TU, and Mike Boan registered 17 points and nine rebounds. Eric Roby chipped in 10 points and nine boards and McCormick ended with eight points.
McCormick's five steals also figured into Tiffin's 19 steals and McKendree's 32 turnovers.
Clinton Happe's 17 points led the Bearcats and David Ruckman netted 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Walsh turns back TU volleyball in finale
NORTH ROYALTON - Tiffin battled to a win in the opener but Walsh pulled away from there Saturday in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference volleyball action.
The Dragons (9-20, 2-16 GLIAC) held off Walsh 25-23 in the first game before falling 25-23, 25-14, 25-11 after that.
Danielle McQuade's 15 kills and 18 digs paced TU. Seniors Maggie Betz and Maureen Kurtz, a Mohawk graduate, both belted 10 kills.
Jordan Jenkins had 20 digs, giving her 20 double-digit digs in a row this year and 23 overall for the season. Columbian graduate Rachel Reamer chipped in 11 digs.
The Cavaliers (11-15, 8-10) got 18 kills and 16 digs from Julianne O'Donnell. Krissy Sokol hammered 17 kills and Emilee Muzechuk had 22 digs.