Tennessee St. 52, SIU-Edwardsville 49

Robert Covington scored 17 points and Patrick Miller 14 as

Tennessee State came back from a 14-point second-half deficit and

beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 52-49 Saturday night.

SIU-Edwardsville led throughout the second half until Miller’s

three-point play with 35 seconds remaining gave the Tigers (10-9,

3-3 Ohio Valley Conference) a 51-49 lead.

After Kris Davis missed a 3-point attempt for the Cougars (5-10,

3-3), Covington added a free throw with 8 seconds left.

SIU-Edwardsville had led by 14 points, 43-29, with 12:56

remaining. The Cougars were still ahead 47-37 at the 6:58 mark but

missed 8 of 9 shots the rest of the way.

Tennessee State, which trailed 24-17 at halftime, shot 52

percent (13 of 25) in the second half to 36 percent (9 of 25) for

SIU-Edwardsville.

M.J. Rhett added 11 rebounds and six points for Tennessee

State.

Jerome Jones had 14 points and Davis 12 for the Cougars.