NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Glenn Cosey scored 24 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead Eastern Kentucky over Tennessee State 94-78 on Thursday.
Tarius Johnson scored 13, Marcus Lewis and Isaac McGlone had 11 and Eric Stutz added 10 for Eastern Kentucky (14-6, 5-2 Ohio Valley), which shot 55 percent from the floor, including 13 of 25 from beyond the arc.
Tennessee State (2-20, 1-7) was led by Patrick Miller with a season-high 33 points. Jordan Gaither added 20 points on 7 of 9 shooting. Gaither entered the game averaging 1.7 ppg. The Tigers shot 55 percent as a team, including 9 of 17 on 3-point attempts.
The Colonels raced out to a 15-4 lead over the first 5:20 of the game, and led by 21 with 7:51 in the first half after McGlone buried a trey.
TSU's 12-2 run cut the deficit to 13 with 6:34, but the Tigers got no closer.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino said he doesn't "have time to figure out what" Kentucky coach John Calipari meant in recent comments that appeared to be a jab at the Cardinals' program.
NC State lands guard Markell Johnson, who has reclassified into the class of 2016 after being ranked No. 48 in the ESPN 100 in the class of 2017.
Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings, the son of University of Pittsburgh basketball coach Kevin Stallings, made his major league debut on Sunday night.
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