Tennessee State defeats Tennessee Tech 68-53
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Robert Covington scored 16 points as Tennessee State won its seventh consecutive game, defeating Tennessee Tech 68-53 Saturday night.
The Tigers (17-10, 10-4 Ohio Valley Conference) were coming off a 72-68 win over ninth-ranked Murray State on Thursday night, but it wasn't until the second half that they pulled away from the Golden Eagles (16-12, 8-7), who beat them 92-86 on Jan. 5.
After leading 28-27 at halftime, Tennessee State shot 57.1 percent (12 of 21) in the final 20 minutes while holding Tennessee Tech to 33.3 percent (10 of 30). Leading 47-41 with 10:36 to play, the Tigers broke it open with an 11-0 run that included two baskets by Kellen Thornton, who finished with 12 points.
Updated February 12, 2012