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Tennessee State holds off Tennessee Tech 72-66
TENNESSEE ST 72, TENNESSEE TECH 66
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Patrick Miller scored 21 points and
Tennessee State won its third straight game, beating Tennessee
Tech 72-66 Thursday night in Ohio Valley Conference play.
M.J. Rhett, who entered the game averaging just 3.1 points,
posted a career-high 16 and Jordan Cyphers added 14 for the
Tigers (8-7, 2-0), who have won six of their last eight games
after losing five of their first seven.
Jeremiah Samarrippas scored a career-high 22 points and Lanerryl
Johnson had 21 for Tennessee Tech (6-8, 0-2), which has lost its
last four games by an average of 20 points.
Tennessee State was, again, without one of their biggest
weapons, Robert Covington. Covington, who also missed the
Tigers' previous two games, was averaging 17.4 points and 7.7
rebounds before tearing his meniscus in his right knee on Dec.
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