NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kellen Thornton had 25 points and nine rebounds to lead Tennessee State to an 85-81 overtime victory against Eastern Kentucky in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Patrick Miller had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Robert Covington contributed 13 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, Jay Harris scored 11 points and Jordan Cyphers 10 for the Tigers (17-13, 11-5 Ohio Valley Conference), who had lost two in a row by a total of three points -- 101-100 to Morehead State, 69-67 to Loyola (MD).
Thornton was 6-of-6 shooting free throws and scored eight points in the overtime.
DiNunno made a 3-pointer to tie it at 71-all with 1:22 left in regulation.
Tennessee State shot 27 of 51, Eastern Kentucky 24 of 68.
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
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