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Mekowulu lifts Tennessee State past Eastern Illinois 50-47

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Christian Mekowulu scored a career-high 27 points and hauled in 10 rebounds to lift Tennessee State to a 50-47 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday night.

In a tight game where neither team led by more than five points, Tennessee State (10-11, 5-5 Ohio Valley Conference) got a pair of free throws followed by a 3-point play from Mekowulu to edge back on top 49-45 with 47 seconds remaining.

Montell Goodwin sliced the deficit back to two on a jumper at the other end before Mekowulu dropped in another free throw with seven seconds left and Ray Crossland missed a potentially game-tying 3-pointer just ahead of the buzzer.

Mekowulu finished 8 of 14 from the field and missed just four of his 15 free throws to secure the season sweep over Eastern Illinois.

Eastern Illinois (7-14, 3-7) shot just 29 percent from the field. Mack Smith, who was just 3-of-12 shooting, scored 17 points and made all 11 of his free throws.

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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 Eastern Ill. 7-14 192847
home team logo Tenn. St. 10-11 193150
Team Stats
away team logo Eastern Ill. 7-14 66.6 PPG 36.7 RPG 12.6 APG
home team logo Tenn. St. 10-11 66.6 PPG 36.1 RPG 10.9 APG
Key Players
4
M. Goodwin 15.0 PPG 3.4 RPG 3.3 APG 39.9 FG%
1
D. Spencer 15.5 PPG 3.1 RPG 1.3 APG 43.7 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Bench
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB