Tennessee St. 69, Morgan St. 64
Robert Covington scored 23 points to lead Tennessee State over
Morgan State 69-64 on Saturday in the final round of the Las Vegas
Patrick Miller added 15 points and Kellen Thornton 12 for the
Tigers (3-4). Covington had eight rebounds and three blocks.
Kevin Thompson led the Bears (0-6) with 16 points.
Jordan Cyphers’ 3-pointer from the left corner with 1:17 left
gave Tennessee State the lead for good at 63-61 after six lead
changes and seven ties.
The Bears, who led for most of the second half, had a 45-37
advantage with 11:59 left before Tennessee State took over.
The Bears built a 19-8 first-half lead, but the Tigers responded
with a 17-4 run and led 30-28 at halftime.
Tennessee State shot 9 of 16 from 3-point range.