Take 39-percent shooting from the floor, add in 59-percent shooting from the free throw line and an opponent's 3-point percentage of 53 on 7-13 shooting.

Typically that equals a loss.

The Tarleton TexAnns (7-0) certainly performed like a team that was just two days removed from a blowout win against a ranked rival, but managed to keep their record unblemished with a second half comeback against Northeastern State (6-3)  for a 56-42 win at Wisdom Gym Thursday night.

This victory was Tarleton's first over Northeastern since 2005, and secured its first 7-0 start since the 1982-83 season.

The visiting Riverhawks found themselves where no one else has been this season, ahead of the TexAnns at halftime.

Despite going a dreadful 8-23 from the field in the first half and allowing NSU to drain 5-7 first half 3-pointers, the TexAnn defense kept them in the contest with a manageable deficit of 24-20.

"It's always hard coming off an emotional win," said junior point guard Sonya Sundberg. "We knew coming in that (Northeastern) was going to be good. We talked about it at halftime and Shelby (Adamson) said 'Why are we acting like we already lost the game?' We came out and stayed together as a team and pulled it out."

Just as everything appeared ready for the first TexAnn loss of the season, they began to claw back with 9:31 left in the contest.

Brittnie Haley converted a 3-point play the old fashioned way to bring the NSU lead to 38-37.

Following a Sundberg steal, JoAnne Jones hit one of two free throws to tie the game for the first time since it was 18-18 at the 2:37 mark of the opening half.

Shedera Bowman grabbed the rebound when Jones missed the second free throw,  made the put back and drew another foul. She drained the free throw for a 3-point play giving Tarleton its first lead (41-38) since 1:26 remained in the first.

Just over a minute later, Sundberg drained a 3-point bomb from the left corner to give the TexAnns the momentum for good with a 44-38 lead.

Tarleton dominated the remainder of the contest, outscoring the Riverhawks 12-4 over the final 7:42.

Haley led the way for the TexAnns with 13 points. Adamson and Morgan Stehling finished with 12 each. Stehling was the spark the TexAnns needed in the first half, scoring seven off the bench to help keep it close.

Rounding out the scoring for Tarleton was Bowman (9), Sundberg (7) and Jones (3).

Northeastern had no scorers in double figures. Alix Perkins tallied nine, while Jasmine Webb scored eight.

Tarleton is idle during final exams the early part of next week and returns to action at East Central in Ada, Okla. on Dec. 12.