Tennessee St. 79, Le Moyne-Owen 39

Robert Covington posted a career-high 31 points and grabbed 11

rebounds en route to his fourth double-double of the season in

Tennessee State’s 79-39 win over Division-II program


Kellen Thornton converted 7 of 9 shots to add 17 points.

Covington made 9 of 17 shots from the field and hit 10 of 11

free throws for Tennessee State (5-6), which made 20 of 29 attempts

from the line and won its fourth game in its last five


Tennessee State took a 32-21 lead into halftime and outscored

LeMoyne-Owen 47-18 in the second half. The Tigers shot 53.6 percent

(15 of 28) in the second half while holding the Wizards (2-5) to

23.3 percent (7 of 30) during the frame.

The Tigers dominated the boards 50-31 and scored 25

second-chance points on the strength of 18 offensive rebounds.

Edwin Shorter led LeMoyne-Owen with 10 points.