Tennessee St. 76, Drexel 66

Kellen Thornton scored 20 points and Tennessee State used a 7-0

run late in the second half to take a 76-66 victory from Drexel on

Tuesday night in a nonconference contest.

The teams were tied 57-all with 4:03 left when the Tigers (4-5)

went on the 7-0 run. Jordan Cyphers scored and was fouled on a fast

break, and when he missed the layup, Michael Green grabbed the

rebound and put it back up for two points. Cyphers then hit a 3 to

set a seven-point advantage with just under 3 minutes left, and

Drexel (2-6) never got closer than five again.

Robert Covington hit 7 of 11 shots en route to 17 points for the


Damion Lee led Drexel with 18 points, while Daryl McCoy recorded

his first double-double of the year with 10 points and 13 boards.

Frantz Massenat added 15 points and seven assists.