Tennessee State vs Eastern Kentucky

E. Kentucky 73, Tennessee St. 68


RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Jaron Jones scored 24 points and Eastern Kentucky withstood Tennessee State's second-half surge for a 73-68 victory on Saturday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Eastern Kentucky (9-6, 3-0) led 11-10 when the Colonels went on a 17-0 run to lead 28-10. That was mainly fueled by Jones, who shot 9 for 12 from the field for the game, and D'Mitri Riggs, who finished with 16 points. At halftime, Tennessee State trailed 41-17.

The Tigers (8-7, 1-1) mounted a comeback behind Robert Covington, who had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Patrick Miller scored 15 points and Wil Peters 10.

It was Miller, during a late second-half rally, whose layup cut it to 70-66 with 38 seconds left. But Eastern Kentucky closed it out at the foul line, where it had a decisive edge. The Colonels went 15-for-23 at the line, Tennessee State 9-for-13.

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Tennessee State Tigers
R. Covington, F317-172-2101418
K. Thornton, F132-41-13105
P. Miller, G376-132-203415
W. Peters, G363-122-244110
J. Cyphers, G212-80-23026
K. Moore161-51-25133
K. Butcher152-30-02136
T. Fredrick132-20-01014
M. Rhett100-20-01000
J. Harris50-11-20011
M. Green30-00-02000
Totals 25-679-1336111968
Eastern Kentucky Colonels
J. Jones, F349-126-754124
E. Stutz, F242-42-45136
D. Riggs, G285-103-430116
J. Jones, G273-60-10017
M. DiNunno, G230-22-21242
J. Newby171-20-04213
J. Johnson152-42-55106
J. Allgood141-20-02043
T. Knipp122-50-03006
T. Filipek60-00-02220
Totals 25-4715-2333121773
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Eastern Ky.11-521-12156
Morehead St.10-617-17201
Jax. State5-1112-19304
Tenn. Tech4-1212-18290
Tenn. St.2-145-26341
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.16-029-663
UT Martin10-621-13177
Eastern Ill.9-718-15173
SE Miss. St.7-913-17289
Austin Peay3-138-22318
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