COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Patrick Miller scored 27 points as Tennessee State beat Tennessee Tech 81-68 Thursday night, snapping a seven-game losing streak.
M.J. Rhett added a career-high 20 points and eight rebounds. Miller also had five assists and three steals while knocking down 13 of 16 free throws.
Javon McKay hit a pair of free throws 18 seconds into the second half to give TTU (10-13, 3-5 Ohio Valley) a 38-36 advantage before Tennessee State scored 25 of the next 30 points to open up a 61-43 lead with 10:19 remaining. The Golden Eagles never again got closer than 10.
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Dwan Caldwell led the TTU with 22 points and eight rebounds. Jordan Johnson and Dennis Ogbe scored 11 apiece. Ogbe grabbed nine rebounds.
Tennessee State (3-21, 2-8), which trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half, set season highs with 30 free throws on 41 attempts.