Scores

Final

Tenn St 66

(5-25, 4-12 OVC)

E Kentucky 70

(21-9, 11-5 OVC)

    7:00 PM ET, March 1, 2014

    Alumni Coliseum Arena, Richmond, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    TNST 25 4166
    EKY 31 3970

    Top Performers

    Tennessee State: P. Miller 25 Pts, 7 Reb, 9 Ast, 1 Blk

    Eastern Kentucky: T. Johnson 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Johnson, E Kentucky beat Tennessee St. 70-66

    Associated Press

    RICHMOND, Ky. -- Tarius Johnson and Glenn Cosey scored 14 points apiece to lead a balanced Eastern Kentucky offensive attack as the Colonels held off Tennessee State for a 70-66 win on Saturday night.

    Orlando Williams added 11 points while Corey Walden finished with seven and 10 rebounds for Eastern Kentucky (21-9, 11-5 Ohio Valley).

    The Colonels jumped out to a 16-4 lead as Johnson scored seven points in the first 5:33 and Tennessee State (5-24, 4-12) went 1 for 7 from the field with two turnovers during that span.

    EKU led 29-18 after Timmy Knipp's 3 with 3:55 before the half but the Tigers used an 11-2 run that bridged the two halves to pull within two, 31-29, with 18:34 remaining.

    A layup by Jay Harris with 6:52 left gave the Tigers their only lead of the game, 53-52, before a 15-4 spurt gave EKU a 10-point lead with 3 minutes to go.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TNST
    EKY
    Points 66 70
    FG Made-Attempted 24-50 (.480) 22-51 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 9-23 (.391)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-17 (.647) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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