Tennessee State vs Eastern Kentucky

E. Kentucky 73, Tennessee St. 68


RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Jaron Jones scored 24 points and Eastern Kentucky withstood Tennessee State's second-half surge for a 73-68 victory on Saturday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Eastern Kentucky (9-6, 3-0) led 11-10 when the Colonels went on a 17-0 run to lead 28-10. That was mainly fueled by Jones, who shot 9 for 12 from the field for the game, and D'Mitri Riggs, who finished with 16 points. At halftime, Tennessee State trailed 41-17.

The Tigers (8-7, 1-1) mounted a comeback behind Robert Covington, who had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Patrick Miller scored 15 points and Wil Peters 10.

It was Miller, during a late second-half rally, whose layup cut it to 70-66 with 38 seconds left. But Eastern Kentucky closed it out at the foul line, where it had a decisive edge. The Colonels went 15-for-23 at the line, Tennessee State 9-for-13.

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Tennessee State Tigers
R. Covington, F317-172-2101418
K. Thornton, F132-41-13105
P. Miller, G376-132-203415
W. Peters, G363-122-244110
J. Cyphers, G212-80-23026
K. Moore161-51-25133
K. Butcher152-30-02136
T. Fredrick132-20-01014
M. Rhett100-20-01000
J. Harris50-11-20011
M. Green30-00-02000
Totals 25-679-1336111968
Eastern Kentucky Colonels
J. Jones, F349-126-754124
E. Stutz, F242-42-45136
D. Riggs, G285-103-430116
J. Jones, G273-60-10017
M. DiNunno, G230-22-21242
J. Newby171-20-04213
J. Johnson152-42-55106
J. Allgood141-20-02043
T. Knipp122-50-03006
T. Filipek60-00-02220
Totals 25-4715-2333121773
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Jax. State0-07-2145
Tenn. Tech0-07-4124
Tenn. St.0-04-3164
Eastern Ky.0-04-6312
Morehead St.0-02-6264
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.0-06-181
SE Missouri St.0-06-4254
Austin Peay0-04-5270
UT Martin0-03-7330
Eastern Ill.0-02-6288
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UConn 83
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Kentucky 69
Iowa 72 Final
Wisc 65
YALE 70 Final
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Miss St 66
Mich St 68 Final
Nebraska 55
St Joe's 69 Final
NDK 58 Final
Kansas 84
Ohio St 70 Final
Indiana 74
CREI 68 Final
Wich St 61
UNLV 74 Final
Hawaii 69