CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Jaycen Herring scored 21 points, including seven free throws in the final minute, to lead Southeast Missouri to a 102-95 win over Tennessee State on Thursday.
Southeast Missouri (5-4, 1-0 Ohio Valley Conference) gradually built an advantage in the first half, leading by as many as 13 with 5:30 remaining. Tennessee State tightened it to 41-39 at halftime, due in large part to Bruce Price's 14 first-half points.
The Redhawks went on an 11-2 run to begin the second half, but the Tigers again chipped away and pulled to within three twice in the final two minutes.
Tennessee State, the OVC leader in 3-point percentage (40.8 percent) entering the game, made its first three 3-pointers but connected on just six of its last 31 attempts from long range.
The 102 points were the most Southeast Missouri has scored since 2002.