CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Tyler Stone scored 27 points and Southeast Missouri earned its first Ohio Valley Conference win with a 102-94 triumph over Tennessee State on Saturday night.
Southeast Missouri (9-8, 1-3) shot 65 percent from the field and led by as many as 20 before Tennessee State (2-16, 1-3) went on a late run. The Tigers came within 98-94 on two made free throws from Jacquan Nobles with 33 seconds remaining. With Tennessee State in a full-court press, a long inbound pass over the defense to Josh Langford was good for a layup to extend the lead to 100-94 and the Redhawks held on.
Patrick Miller and Nobles combined to score 60 points for the Tigers. Both posted career-highs, with Miller scoring 37 and Nobles 23.
With a trio a top recruits from Philadelphia, the Penn State basketball program is primed to finally turn a corner.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
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