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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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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
Belmont10-518-10137
Eastern Ky.9-517-10153
Morehead St.8-613-16228
Jax. State5-912-17302
Tenn. Tech4-1012-16284
Tenn. St.2-125-24346
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.14-024-474
UT Martin9-517-10164
Eastern Ill.9-616-12181
SIUE8-712-14273
SE Miss. St.6-912-16274
Austin Peay2-127-21314

MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Iona16-223-649
Rider13-519-10136
Manhattan12-615-12200
Monmouth12-616-13183
Canisius10-915-13176
Quinnipiac8-1014-13210
St. Peters7-1113-16254
Siena7-1110-17262
Niagara6-137-21279
Fairfield5-137-21285
Marist4-145-23328
 
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