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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
Belmont6-214-7107
Morehead St.5-310-13225
Eastern Ky.3-311-8169
Tenn. Tech2-710-12264
Jax. State2-79-14302
Tenn. St.1-64-18338
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.7-017-474
UT Martin5-213-7176
Eastern Ill.6-312-9148
SIUE5-49-11316
SE Miss. St.3-59-12303
Austin Peay2-57-14311

MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Iona8-215-658
Monmouth8-212-9204
Rider8-314-8126
Canisius7-412-8152
Manhattan6-49-10253
Siena5-58-11256
Quinnipiac5-611-9202
Fairfield4-76-15273
St. Peters3-79-12231
Niagara2-93-17297
Marist2-93-18340
 
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