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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
Belmont11-522-11105
Eastern Ky.11-521-12156
Morehead St.10-617-17201
Jax. State5-1112-19304
Tenn. Tech4-1212-18290
Tenn. St.2-145-26341
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.16-029-663
UT Martin10-621-12177
Eastern Ill.9-718-15173
SIUE8-812-16292
SE Miss. St.7-913-17289
Austin Peay3-138-22318

MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Iona17-326-951
Rider15-521-12141
Manhattan13-719-14168
Monmouth13-718-15176
Canisius11-918-15181
Quinnipiac9-1115-15226
St. Peters8-1216-18233
Siena7-1311-20268
Niagara7-138-22285
Fairfield5-157-24299
Marist5-157-25317
 
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