Morehead State vs Tennessee State

Tennessee St. 88, Morehead St. 75

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jordan Cyphers tied a career high with 23 points as Tennessee State defeated Morehead State 88-75 in quarterfinal action at the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Thursday night.

Cyphers was 5-of-7 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and added a 10-of-11 showing at the foul line. Robert Covington added 21 points, including 8-of-9 free-throw shooting, while the OVC's leading assist man, Patrick Miller, had 15 points and 10 helpers.

The Tigers (18-13) shot 81.5 percent (22 of 27) from the foul line.

Tennessee State won each of its regular-season meetings with Morehead State (15-18), and jumped to an 18-9 lead Thursday behind seven points from Miller.

The Eagles pulled within 59-56 on Bakari Turner's 3-pointer midway through the 2nd half, but the Tigers quickly rebuilt the lead to double digits and cruised to the finish.

Drew Kelly had 16 points and Angelo Warner 15 for Morehead State.

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Morehead State Eagles
D. Kelly, F316-102-370416
M. Chavis, F185-120-031312
C. Posthumus, C163-52-47058
A. Warner, G334-107-874215
D. Atkinson, G232-60-10755
J. Holmes251-42-46234
B. Turner221-62-40115
J. Stokes131-20-00102
C. James112-43-51128
J. Percell80-00-03010
Totals 25-5918-2940172675
 42.4%62.1% 
Tennessee State Tigers
K. Thornton, F377-141-381215
R. Covington, F335-128-982321
P. Miller, G376-142-2510415
J. Cyphers, G335-710-1140323
T. Fredrick, G242-50-03134
J. Harris154-50-03349
D. Dockery90-10-00020
M. Green70-21-21011
M. Rhett40-00-00020
J. Gaither10-00-00010
D. McClung00-00-00000
Totals 29-6022-2735172588
 48.3%81.5% 
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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
 
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