Morehead State downs Tennessee State 66-61

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) Miguel Dicent scored 16 points, Ronnye Beamon hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 12 seconds to play and Morehead State beat Tennessee State 66-61 on Thursday night to win their fourth straight.

Up by one at halftime, Morehead State pulled to a 13-point lead, 55-42, on Brent Arrington's jumper amid an 8-0 run with 7:51 to play.

The Tigers rallied to a 61-59 lead on Keron Deshields' free throw with 1:02 left, but Dicent tied it at 61 with a jumper and Beamon's 3 – his only points of the game – gave the Eagles a 64-61 edge. Dicent iced it with two free throws and Deshields missed a 3 at the buzzer.

Arrington scored 12 points and Lyonell Gaines added 11 for the Eagles (16-11, 9-5), who won the rebound battle 42-24 and avenged a 77-76 defeat by the Tigers on Feb. 3.

Thajere McCall scored 17 and Deshields added 13 for Tennessee State (18-8, 9-3), which saw its three-game win streak end.