Belmont vs Tennessee State

Tennessee St. 80, Belmont 69


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Robert Covington had a game-high 25 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Kellen Thornton added his eighth double-double of the season as Tennessee State beat Belmont 80-69 Thursday night in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Thornton finished with 18 points and a game-high 10 rebounds helping Tennessee State (15-11, 9-4) outrebound Belmont 35-30.

Patrick Miller added 15 points and Jordan Cyphers scored 10 for the Tigers, who improved to 10-0 at home for the first time since 1992-93.

After Tennessee State led 63-59 with fewer than 4 minutes to go, the Tigers raised their lead to seven behind Miller's layup with just under 2 minutes to play.

The Tigers converted all eight of their free throws to close out the game.

Belmont was held to a season-low 19.2 percent (5 of 26) from behind the arc.

Kerron Johnson and Trevor Noack led Belmont (20-6, 11-2) with 16 points apiece.

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Belmont Bruins
T. Noack, F337-130-062416
B. Jenkins, F295-90-120210
I. Clark, G385-140-042310
J. Mann, G335-120-061413
K. Johnson, G275-116-935416
B. Baker152-30-03024
R. Chamberlain150-20-02320
C. Bradshaw50-00-00000
A. Barnes30-10-01010
J. Laidig20-00-00000
Totals 29-656-1030132269
Tennessee State Tigers
R. Covington, F327-98-872125
M. Rhett, F322-42-46126
K. Thornton, F328-142-2102418
P. Miller, G385-103-464315
J. Cyphers, G302-46-610110
T. Fredrick182-50-04114
M. Green100-40-01110
D. Dockery81-10-00132
Totals 27-5121-2435121680
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Jax. State0-07-3142
Tenn. Tech0-07-4125
Tenn. St.0-05-3200
Eastern Ky.0-04-6316
Morehead St.0-03-6256
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.0-06-2126
SE Missouri St.0-06-4264
Austin Peay0-04-5265
UT Martin0-03-7328
Eastern Ill.0-02-6292
Other games
NW 59 Final
WISC 53 Final
SJU 58 Final
LOU 72
ARIZ 58 Final
GONZ 77 Final