Tennessee State vs UT Martin

Tennessee St. 72, UT-Martin 59


MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) - Patrick Miller scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half as Tennessee State surged past Tennessee-Martin for a 72-59 Ohio Valley Conference victory Thursday night.

The Tigers (12-10, 5-4) shot 36.7 percent in the first half (11 of 30), improving to 66.7 percent in the second (12 of 18) to sweep the season series. Tennessee State won 83-67 on Dec. 29.

The Tigers built a 10-point lead at the 9:45 mark, but the Skyhawks (3-19, 0-9) closed to 26-25 at halftime.

After Tennessee-Martin tied it 27-27, Tennessee State used a 17-4 run to push the lead into double figures for good.

Robert Covington's 11 points were his 21st straight double-figure game for the Tigers.

Tennessee State made 24 of 34 free throws, compared to 15 of 24 for the Skyhawks, who had 20 turnovers leading to 25 Tigers points.

Dane Smith scored 13 points to lead Tennessee-Martin.

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Tennessee State Tigers
R. Covington, F244-93-452411
M. Rhett, F182-30-24034
P. Miller, G357-113-633317
W. Peters, G342-32-23007
J. Harris, G202-43-41147
K. Thornton244-96-630214
K. Moore201-42-43434
C. Conner121-20-01203
J. Cyphers40-20-00000
T. Fredrick40-00-00110
M. Bawa20-12-21002
M. Green20-01-22011
K. Butcher10-02-20012
Totals 23-4824-3429132272
UT Martin Skyhawks
M. Taylor, F273-95-851211
J. Washington, F141-10-04032
D. Smith, G355-63-573513
M. Liabo, G282-106-631211
O. Minor, G251-20-11442
T. King260-61-20121
G. Love173-40-03119
C. Richardson150-20-10120
C. Maclin135-60-140210
Totals 20-4615-2431122359
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Morehead St.10-614-16200
Jax. State9-720-15151
Tenn. St.8-817-13161
Tenn. Tech8-812-20277
Eastern Ky.5-1112-19248
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT Martin10-622-13164
SE Missouri St.9-715-18274
Murray St.8-816-17230
Austin Peay7-911-19261
Eastern Ill.6-1014-15265
Other games
Florida 64 Final
Ole Miss 60
NCST 55 Final
NC 74
BC 49 Final
Virginia 66
Indiana 50 Final
Wisc 57
STMA 71 Final
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