Tennessee State vs Monmouth

Monmouth (NJ) 81, Tennessee St. 70

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ATLANTA (AP) - Andrew Nicholas scored 19 points and dished out six assists to lead Monmouth to an 81-70 win over Tennessee State on Wednesday in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

Dion Nesmith finished with 13 points for the Hawks (3-3), who have won two straight games. Jesse Steele and Marcus Ware each had 12 points.

Monmouth overcame a strong effort by Tennessee State's Kellen Thornton, who notched a double-double with 27 points and 16 rebounds before fouling out.

Monmouth trailed 30-27 with 3:17 left in the first half. But the Hawks went on an 11-1 run led by Nesmith's two 3-pointers and Steele's three assists to give them a seven-point halftime advantage.

Monmouth never trailed in the second half, pulling ahead by as many as 15 points.

Robert Covington scored 12 points, had six rebounds and six turnovers for the Tigers (1-5). Patrick Miller had 15 points and six assists.

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Scoreboard
Tennessee State (1-5)313970
Monmouth (3-3) «384381

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Tennessee State Tigers
K. Thornton, F3512-183-4161527
R. Covington, F283-146-962212
P. Miller, G385-124-636315
J. Cyphers, G201-70-03143
J. Harris, G50-00-00010
D. Dockery271-20-00242
M. Rhett202-31-17125
K. Butcher100-00-06200
M. Green102-32-23126
J. Gaither70-00-00000
Totals 26-5916-2246162370
 44.1%72.7% 
Monmouth Hawks
E. Waite, F143-43-52339
A. Nicholas, G367-143-436319
D. Nesmith, G344-102-201413
S. Spinella, G283-52-47228
J. Palm, G70-12-20002
J. Steele303-114-415212
M. Ware213-66-870412
K. Brown130-00-01010
M. DiLeo60-30-01010
C. White52-20-01106
G. Cox40-30-00010
T. O'Garro20-00-00020
Totals 25-5922-2924182381
 42.4%75.9% 
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont15-123-760
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
SIUE1-156-24333

MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth18-227-749
St. Peters14-623-13130
Iona12-822-1388
Siena12-817-17126
Fairfield11-916-15180
Rider10-1018-15197
Canisius10-1018-16167
Quinnipiac7-1310-21272
Niagara6-1410-23275
Manhattan5-1510-22263
Marist5-158-24276
 
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