Scores

Final

Tenn St 72

(8-7, 2-0 OVC)

Tenn Tech 66

(6-8, 0-2 OVC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 3, 2013

    Hooper Eblen Arena, Cookeville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    TNST 29 4372
    TNTC 31 3566

    Top Performers

    Tennessee St: P. Miller 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Tennessee Tech: J. Samarrippas 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Tennessee St. 72, Tennessee Tech 66

    Associated Press

    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Patrick Miller scored 21 points and Tennessee State won its third straight game, beating Tennessee Tech 72-66 Thursday night in Ohio Valley Conference play.

    M.J. Rhett, who entered the game averaging just 3.1 points, posted a career-high 16 and Jordan Cyphers added 14 for the Tigers (8-7, 2-0), who have won six of their last eight games after losing five of their first seven.

    Jeremiah Samarrippas scored a career-high 22 points and Lanerryl Johnson had 21 for Tennessee Tech (6-8, 0-2), which has lost its last four games by an average of 20 points.

    Tennessee State was, again, without one of their biggest weapons, Robert Covington. Covington, who also missed the Tigers' previous two games, was averaging 17.4 points and 7.7 rebounds before tearing his meniscus in his right knee on Dec. 18.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TNST
    TNTC
    Points 72 66
    FG Made-Attempted 22-42 (.524) 21-58 (.362)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 9-26 (.346)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-39 (.590) 15-24 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 30 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 2

    2012-13 Season

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