Tennessee St. 59, Delaware St. 55

Robert Covington scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to

help Tennessee State pull away from Delaware State 59-55 on

Saturday night.

Delaware State (4-6) led 39-36 before Covington knocked down a

3-pointer, sparking a 23-16 run over the final 11:45. Delaware

State led 27-21 at halftime but was outscored 38-28 in the second


Covington made 8 of 11 shots from the field, 2 of 4 from 3-point

range and 6 of 7 from the free-throw line.

Patrick Miller added 11 points for Tennessee State and his free

throws and jumper during the last 2:30 of the second half helped

the Tigers pull away.

Casey Walker led Delaware State with 13 points. Tyshawn Bell and

Amere May each scored 12 and Marques Oliver added 10 for the

Hornets, who were without leading scorer Tahj Tate.

Tennessee State (5-6) has won all three matchups between the