Tennessee St. 85, E. Kentucky 81
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)
Patrick Miller had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Robert Covington contributed 13 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, Jay Harris scored 11 points and Jordan Cyphers 10 for the Tigers (17-13, 11-5 Ohio Valley Conference), who had lost two in a row by a total of three points - 101-100 to Morehead State, 69-67 to Loyola (MD).
Thornton was 6-of-6 shooting free throws and scored eight points in the overtime.
DiNunno made a 3-pointer to tie it at 71-all with 1:22 left in regulation.
Tennessee State shot 27 of 51, Eastern Kentucky 24 of 68.