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.

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