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Tennessee State vs Eastern Illinois

Tennessee St. 55, E. Illinois 46


CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Kellen Thornton scored 14 points Thursday night to lead Tennessee State to a 55-46 victory over Eastern Illinois.

Wil Peters added 12 and Robert Covington 11 for the Tigers (11-10, 4-4), who snapped a nine-game Ohio Valley road losing streak dating to last year. Kenny Moore grabbed eight rebounds, and Patrick Miller had six assists.

Joey Miller hit double figures for the fifth straight game with 19 points and Jeremy Granger had 10 for the Panthers (9-8, 2-3), who dropped their second in a row.

The Tigers led 41-34 before Granger scored three straight baskets to trim Eastern Illinois' deficit to 41-40 with 6:08 left. But Tennessee State responded with a 9-2 run keyed by four points from Covington to go up 50-42 with 2:30 left and seal the victory.

Tennessee State held a shooting advantage of 45 percent (22 of 49) to 36 percent (20 of 55).

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Eastern Illinois (9-8)232346

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Tennessee State Tigers
R. Covington, F335-111-141311
M. Rhett, F133-30-03006
P. Miller, G382-70-05614
W. Peters, G355-80-020012
J. Harris, G230-30-02100
K. Thornton255-74-760314
K. Moore222-84-48318
C. Conner70-10-00000
K. Butcher40-10-01010
Totals 22-499-123511955
Eastern Illinois Panthers
Z. Sanders, F232-30-01214
A. McKinnie, F222-30-04034
J. Miller, G357-183-352219
J. Granger, G345-130-043110
L. Doss, G250-70-00100
J. Piper162-20-04044
J. Hollowell120-30-03010
T. Jones121-30-00013
A. Akers90-00-02010
M. Herron60-10-01000
N. McFarlin61-20-02002
Totals 20-553-33081446
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Morehead St.4-39-13235
Eastern Ky.3-311-8168
Tenn. Tech2-610-11236
Jax. State2-69-13309
Tenn. St.0-63-18342
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.7-017-481
Eastern Ill.6-212-8147
UT Martin4-212-7182
SE Miss. St.3-49-11294
Austin Peay2-47-13298
Other games
Wake 73 Final
Virginia 70 Final
GT 38
Illinois 52 Final
PSU 54
NC 82 Final
VT 68
PEP 47 Final