Scores

Final

E Kentucky 49

(5-7, 1-3 OVC)

Tenn St 62

(6-6, 3-1 OVC)

    9:00 PM ET, December 21, 2010

    Gentry Center, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    EKY 17 3249
    TNST 41 2162

    Top Performers

    Eastern Kentucky: J. Jones 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Tennessee State: R. Covington 22 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Tennessee St. 62, E. Kentucky 49

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Robert Covington had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Tennessee State over Eastern Kentucky 62-49 Tuesday night.

    The Tigers, who have won five straight, took control early and never trailed. Tennessee State (6-6, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference) shot 55.6 percent in the first half (15 of 27) and led 41-17 at halftime. Eastern Kentucky managed just 6 of 24 field goals in the first half (25 percent), including 2 of 11 from 3-point range (18.2 percent).

    The Colonels (5-7, 1-3) brought it within 18-12 on Willie Cruz's free throw with 12:04 left in the first half but Tennessee State answered with 13 straight points. Jerret Towns finished the spurt with three-straight 3's for a 31-12 lead with 9:12 to go until halftime.

    Covington was 9 of 13 from the field, including 6 of 7 for 15 points in the first half.

    Joshua Jackson scored 15 points and Josh Daniel 14 for Eastern Kentucky.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EKY
    TNST
    Points 49 62
    FG Made-Attempted 15-49 (.306) 23-54 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-27 (.296) 7-22 (.318)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-17 (.647) 9-13 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 24

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