Tennessee State vs Southeast Missouri State

Tennessee St. 75, SE Missouri 72

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Robert Covington had 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead Tennessee State to a 75-72 victory over Southeast Missouri on Saturday night.

Kellen Thornton scored 15 points and Kenny Moore 11 for the Tigers (15-10, 8-4 Ohio Valley), who won their fifth consecutive game and moved into a second-place tie with Tennessee Tech behind 10th-ranked Murray State.

Covington also had four of 10 steals by Tennessee State, which used a 15-0 run late in the game to sew it up.

Marland Smith and Corey Wilford scored 16 points each for the Redhawks (12-11, 7-4), who dropped their first home conference game of the season. Lucas Nutt added 14 points, and Leon Powell had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Smith put Southeast Missouri ahead 58-51 with 8:58 to play. Then the Tigers embarked on their game-turning run, holding the Redhawks scoreless for 5:38 and grabbing a 66-58 lead with 3:31 left.

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Tennessee State Tigers
R. Covington, F319-173-4130323
M. Rhett, F222-42-56036
P. Miller, G362-62-51336
W. Peters, G321-30-00312
J. Harris, G91-11-21003
K. Thornton254-97-1060215
J. Cyphers212-85-54009
K. Moore214-110-021211
C. Conner20-00-00000
M. Bawa10-00-00010
M. Green00-00-00000
Totals 25-5920-313571575
 42.4%64.5% 
Southeast Missouri State Indians
L. Powell, F335-93-5101513
T. Stone, F273-61-26017
M. Brister, G371-110-28412
M. Smith, G347-160-162416
L. Nutt, G214-82-224414
C. Wilford296-150-062316
N. Johnson111-12-23224
M. Porter80-00-01030
Totals 27-668-1449152372
 40.9%57.1% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Murray St.16-029-663
UT Martin10-621-13177
Eastern Ill.9-718-15173
SIUE8-812-16292
SE Miss. St.7-913-17289
Austin Peay3-138-22318
 
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