Semissouri 69
Tennst 43 38 81
Date of game: 1/12/2013

Recap: Tennessee St vs. SE Missouri St

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Kellen Thornton hung up 28 points and brought down 16 rebounds as the Tennessee State Tigers rolled over the SE Missouri State Redhawks, 81-69, in an Ohio Valley Conference conflict at the Gentry Center.

Patrick Miller contributed 20 points and five assists and Jordan Cyphers had 14 points for Tennessee State (11-7, 5-0 OVC) which has won six straight.

Corey Wilford had 15 points, Nino Johnson added 14 and Tyler Stone and Nick Niemczyk each finished with 13 for SE Missouri State (10-9, 2-3) which has lost four straight.

The Tigers got out to a 43-29 lead at the half by shooting 64 percent including a 6-of-9 showing from beyond the arc. The Redhawks fell behind by shooting just 38.5 percent although they did hit 5-of-9 shots from 3-point range.

In the second half Tennessee State cooled to 36.7 percent shooting but a 14-2 edge from the free-throw line allowed the Tigers to coast to the win.

Tennessee State outscored SE Missouri State 24-18 in the paint and had a 36-32 edge in rebounds.

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