Tennessee State vs Monmouth

Monmouth (NJ) 81, Tennessee St. 70

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ATLANTA (AP) - Andrew Nicholas scored 19 points and dished out six assists to lead Monmouth to an 81-70 win over Tennessee State on Wednesday in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

Dion Nesmith finished with 13 points for the Hawks (3-3), who have won two straight games. Jesse Steele and Marcus Ware each had 12 points.

Monmouth overcame a strong effort by Tennessee State's Kellen Thornton, who notched a double-double with 27 points and 16 rebounds before fouling out.

Monmouth trailed 30-27 with 3:17 left in the first half. But the Hawks went on an 11-1 run led by Nesmith's two 3-pointers and Steele's three assists to give them a seven-point halftime advantage.

Monmouth never trailed in the second half, pulling ahead by as many as 15 points.

Robert Covington scored 12 points, had six rebounds and six turnovers for the Tigers (1-5). Patrick Miller had 15 points and six assists.

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Scoreboard
Tennessee State (1-5)313970
Monmouth (3-3) «384381

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Tennessee State Tigers
K. Thornton, F3512-183-4161527
R. Covington, F283-146-962212
P. Miller, G385-124-636315
J. Cyphers, G201-70-03143
J. Harris, G50-00-00010
D. Dockery271-20-00242
M. Rhett202-31-17125
K. Butcher100-00-06200
M. Green102-32-23126
J. Gaither70-00-00000
Totals 26-5916-2246162370
 44.1%72.7% 
Monmouth Hawks
E. Waite, F143-43-52339
A. Nicholas, G367-143-436319
D. Nesmith, G344-102-201413
S. Spinella, G283-52-47228
J. Palm, G70-12-20002
J. Steele303-114-415212
M. Ware213-66-870412
K. Brown130-00-01010
M. DiLeo60-30-01010
C. White52-20-01106
G. Cox40-30-00010
T. O'Garro20-00-00020
Totals 25-5922-2924182381
 42.4%75.9% 
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Jax. State0-07-3146
Tenn. Tech0-07-4120
Tenn. St.0-05-4197
Belmont0-06-593
Eastern Ky.0-05-6316
Morehead St.0-03-6254
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.0-06-2124
SE Missouri St.0-06-4249
Austin Peay0-04-5266
SIUE0-03-6200
UT Martin0-03-7318
Eastern Ill.0-02-6290

MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Iona0-05-4125
Rider0-05-5177
Fairfield0-04-5201
Manhattan0-04-5277
St. Peters0-04-5237
Canisius0-04-6283
Niagara0-04-6213
Quinnipiac0-03-7338
Monmouth0-03-8155
Marist0-02-8302
Siena0-02-8229
 
Other games
MORE 70 Final
UK 81
PRIN 53 Final
SYR 73
UNC 112 Final
CHAMIN 70
PITT 62 Final
MICH 67
UAPB 43 Final
SDSU 79