Scores

Final

Morehead State 52

(18-15, 10-6 OVC)

Tenn St 59

(20-11, 11-5 OVC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    9:00 PM ET, March 2, 2012

    1 2 T
    MORE 21 3152
    TNST 26 3359

    Top Performers

    Morehead State: A. Warner 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Tennessee State: P. Miller 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    Tennessee St. 59, Morehead St. 52

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Robert Covington scored 14 points and Tennessee State held off Morehead State 59-52 Friday night in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament to post its first 20-win season since 1978-79.

    The second-seeded Tigers (20-11), who are enjoying their first winning campaign in 16 years, snapped a four-game skid in postseason play. They will face top seed and No. 12-ranked Murray State, which beat them 80-62 on Feb. 23, in Saturday's final.

    Tennessee State led by 11 in the first half and 26-21 at intermission. Ty Proffitt opened the second half with two 3-pointers to give the third-seeded Eagles their first lead at 27-26.

    The Tigers regained the advantage, building a five-point cushion. Morehead State (18-15) trimmed the deficit to two on three occasions, the last at 44-42 with 6:30 left, before Tennessee State pulled away.

    Marsell Holden's 11 points led the Eagles, who ended their three-game winning streak.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MORE
    TNST
    Points 52 59
    FG Made-Attempted 20-56 (.357) 20-38 (.526)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 4-16 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-8 (.625) 15-19 (.789)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 11

    2011-12 Season

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