Scores

Final

Belmont 69

(20-6, 11-2 OVC)

Tenn St 80

(15-11, 9-4 OVC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, February 14, 2013

    Gentry Center, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    BEL 28 4169
    TNST 31 4980

    Top Performers

    Belmont: T. Noack 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Tennessee St: R. Covington 25 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Tennessee St. 80, Belmont 69

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Robert Covington had a game-high 25 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Kellen Thornton added his eighth double-double of the season as Tennessee State beat Belmont 80-69 Thursday night in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

    Thornton finished with 18 points and a game-high 10 rebounds helping Tennessee State (15-11, 9-4) outrebound Belmont 35-30.

    Patrick Miller added 15 points and Jordan Cyphers scored 10 for the Tigers, who improved to 10-0 at home for the first time since 1992-93.

    After Tennessee State led 63-59 with fewer than 4 minutes to go, the Tigers raised their lead to seven behind Miller's layup with just under 2 minutes to play.

    The Tigers converted all eight of their free throws to close out the game.

    Belmont was held to a season-low 19.2 percent (5 of 26) from behind the arc.

    Kerron Johnson and Trevor Noack led Belmont (20-6, 11-2) with 16 points apiece.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BEL
    TNST
    Points 69 80
    FG Made-Attempted 29-65 (.446) 27-51 (.529)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-26 (.192) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-10 (.600) 21-24 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 11

    2012-13 Season

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