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.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.
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