Moreheadst 21 31 52
Tennst 26 33 59
Date of game: 3/2/2012

Recap: Tennessee St vs. Morehead State

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Robert Covington scored 14 points and the Tennessee State Tigers clinched a spot in the title game of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament with a 59-52 win over defending champ Morehead State.

Jordan Cyphers and Patrick Miller contributed 13 points apiece for second- seeded Tennessee State (20-11), which won its first conference tournament game in four years.

The Tigers have posted their first 20-win season since 1978-79 and will play Murray State in Saturday's championship game. Tennessee State dealt the Racers their lone loss of the season last month.

Marsell Holden paced the third-seeded Eagles (18-15) with 11 points. Angelo Warner added 10 in the setback.

Morehead State was denied a fourth consecutive title game appearance. The Eagles also won this event in 2009.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Cowboys' Murray active against Colts

Dallas Cowboys running back and the NFL's leading rusher DeMarco Murray is active for today's game against the Indianapolis Colts, although his playing time may be limited due to a broken hand.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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