RICHMOND, Ky. -- Mike DiNunno scored 24 points to go with seven assists and Corey Walden tallied 22 points as Eastern Kentucky beat Tennessee State 76-67 Thursday for its seventh win in its last nine games.
Eric Stutz added 10 points for Eastern Kentucky. Stutz, a sophomore, scored Eastern Kentucky's final six points of the first half to give the Colonels a 39-24 lead at halftime.
Eastern Kentucky (16-4, 6-1 Ohio Valley Conference) led 15-10 before Walden hit a layup and DiNunno and Timmy Knipp hit consecutive 3s to put the Colonels up 23-10. Tennessee State (12-9, 6-2) got back within 10, 23-15, but Walden and DiNunno hit treys as part of a 10-3 run that gave the Colonels a commanding 33-18 edge.
Eastern Kentucky shot a season-high 56 percent (25-for-45) from the floor, crossing the 50 percent threshold for the eighth time this season.
Patrick Miller's 20 points led Tennessee State.
The family of former Houston Astros owner Roy Hofheinz wants a court to require the University of Houston to keep his name on the school's basketball arena.
Michigan has hired assistant basketball coaches Billy Donlon and Saddi Washington.
Duke and Cincinnati, 2016 NCAA tournament teams, highlight the eight-team field for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.
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