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% 
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont12-420-1295
Tenn. St.11-520-11148
Tenn. Tech11-519-11134
Morehead St.11-523-14127
Eastern Ky.6-1015-16210
Jax. State4-128-23309
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT Martin10-620-15212
Murray St.10-617-14169
Eastern Ill.9-713-17271
Austin Peay7-918-18189
SIUE3-136-22305
SE Miss. St.2-145-24342
 
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