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Mekowulu scores 25, Tennessee State beats SIU-Edwardsville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Christian Mekowulu had 25 points, on 8-of-13 shooting, and nine rebounds and Ken'Darrius Hamilton scored 15 points to help Tennessee State beat SIU-Edwardsville 85-57 on Thursday night.

Mekowulu, whose career high is 26 points, scored 24 in the Tigers' road loss to SIUE on Jan. 13. Delano Spencer scored 14 points and Darreon Reddick added 11 for Tennessee State (9-11, 4-3 Ohio Valley), which shot 54 percent (28 of 52) and scored 30 points off 22 Cougars turnovers.

Hamilton opened the scoring with a layup and his 3-pointer made it 13-2. SIUE twice trimmed its deficit to nine points before Mekowulu's jumper with 8:55 left in the first half pushed the lead into double figures for good. Tennessee State led 42-19 at the break as the Cougars made just 7 of 23 (30 percent) from the field, including 0 of 8 from 3, in the first half.

Christian Ellis, David McFarland and Jalen Henry scored 11 points apiece for SIUE (7-13, 3-6).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo SIUE 7-13 193857
home team logo Tenn. St. 9-11 424385
Team Stats
away team logo SIUE 7-13 73.1 PPG 38.1 RPG 12.3 APG
home team logo Tenn. St. 9-11 72.7 PPG 37 RPG 11.4 APG
Key Players
32
B. Jackson 13.8 PPG 6.4 RPG 0.4 APG 51.8 FG%
3
D. Fitzpatrick-Dorsey 14.3 PPG 5.4 RPG 1.5 APG 44.6 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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