Tennessee St. 79, Le Moyne-Owen 39

Robert Covington posted a career-high 31 points and grabbed 11
rebounds en route to his fourth double-double of the season in
Tennessee State’s 79-39 win over Division-II program
LeMoyne-Owen.

Kellen Thornton converted 7 of 9 shots to add 17 points.

Covington made 9 of 17 shots from the field and hit 10 of 11
free throws for Tennessee State (5-6), which made 20 of 29 attempts
from the line and won its fourth game in its last five
matchups.

Tennessee State took a 32-21 lead into halftime and outscored
LeMoyne-Owen 47-18 in the second half. The Tigers shot 53.6 percent
(15 of 28) in the second half while holding the Wizards (2-5) to
23.3 percent (7 of 30) during the frame.

The Tigers dominated the boards 50-31 and scored 25
second-chance points on the strength of 18 offensive rebounds.

Edwin Shorter led LeMoyne-Owen with 10 points.