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01/14/2012 11:40 PM EST
Tennessee State overtakes SIU-Edwardsville 52-49
TENNESSEE ST 52, SIU EDWARDSVILL 49
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Robert Covington scored 17 points and
Patrick Miller 14 as Tennessee State came back from a 14-point
second-half deficit and beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
52-49 Saturday night.
SIU-Edwardsville led throughout the second half until Miller's
three-point play with 35 seconds remaining gave the Tigers
(10-9, 3-3 Ohio Valley Conference) a 51-49 lead.
After Kris Davis missed a 3-point attempt for the Cougars (5-10,
3-3), Covington added a free throw with 8 seconds left.
SIU-Edwardsville had led by 14 points, 43-29, with 12:56
remaining. The Cougars were still ahead 47-37 at the 6:58 mark
but missed 8 of 9 shots the rest of the way.
Tennessee State, which trailed 24-17 at halftime, shot 52
percent (13 of 25) in the second half to 36 percent (9 of 25)
M.J. Rhett added 11 rebounds and six points for Tennessee State.
Jerome Jones had 14 points and Davis 12 for the Cougars.
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