NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kellen Thornton had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Patrick Miller and Robert Covington scored 17 each to lead Tennessee State to an 84-65 victory over Tennessee Tech in Ohio Valley Conference play Thursday night.
Jud Dillard had 20 points and eight rebounds, Dennis Ogbe scored 17 with 12 rebounds, and Jeremia Samarrippas added 12 points for the Golden Eagles (8-13, 2-7), who have lost nine of their past 11 games.
Tennessee Tech committed 24 turnovers, which led to 32 points for Tennessee State.
The Tigers led 24-7 midway through the first half and cruised to the victory.
Tennessee State shot 42.6 percent from the field (26 of 61), while Tennessee Tech shot 32.8 percent (19 of 58).
It's about time for someone other than Duke and Kentucky to grab the top class. Could it be Shaka Smart and Texas in 2017?
Which teams have enjoyed the most NCAA tournament success since 2000? Kansas' recent run to the Elite Eight vaulted the Jayhawks up the list.
There's nowhere to go but up for the Eagles, who were winless in the ACC last season but return a slew of young players who gained valuable experience.
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