It probably wasn't the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener the Dragons were hoping for.
Pam Oswald said Tiffin University didn't stick to its game plan, and as a result, saw Wayne State run away with the game in the second half.
The Dragons trailed the Warriors just 32-31 at the half. In the second half, Wayne State scored almost as many points as TU had in the entire game.
The Warriors (1-2, 1-0) doubled up the Dragons, 52-26, after halftime in an 84-57 win.
"We don't stick to the game plan," Oswald said. "We bail out and try to do something else."
In this case, the Dragons were really hurt in the paint, as the Warriors, behind the play of Talisha Bridges (21 points, 11 rebounds) and Phaebre Colbert (16 points), outscored TU 30-6 near the basket.
Bridges was the most impressive player on the court; she also collected four steals.
"It was probably her best game this year," said Wayne State coach Carrie Lohr said. "It was good to see."
Wayne State out-rebounded Tiffin 46-35, while holding a 17-10 edge in offensive boards.
Tiffin turned the ball over 19 times. Jessica Harris had 12 points and eight rebounds, while Karli Mast scored 12 points. The Dragons made just 2 of 11 3-pointers, and just 14 of 48 (29.2 percent) overall.
"We have times we just totally get disrupted," Oswald said after her team fell to 2-3.
Tiffin never led in the game, despite rallying from an early 13-point deficit to tie things at 31 on a Jessica Farr free throw with 2:24 left in the first half. But Bridges answered with a free throw of her own, and the Warriors never lost the lead again.
Paige Sickmiller came off the bench to score 16 points for Wayne State, while Kristen Long added 10.
Farr finished with nine points, on the strength of going 7 for 7 at the foul line.