Recap - Tennessee State Defeats Eastern Kentucky 85-81

Recap - Tennessee State Defeats Eastern Kentucky 85-81

Kellen Thornton scored 25 points for Tennessee State on Saturday, leading them to an 85-81 victory over Eastern Kentucky at Gentry Complex.

Tennessee State was a 1-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Tennessee State got 19 points from Patrick Miller and another 13 points from Robert Covington. Patrick Miller contributed 11 assists, while Robert Covington cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.

Eastern Kentucky got a 24-point performance from Mike DiNunno, who was supported by 16 points from Glenn Cosey. Mike DiNunno had 6 assists in a losing cause for Eastern Kentucky, while Orlando Williams grabbed 7 rebounds.

Tennessee State hit the break trailing 35-27 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Tennessee State as they grabbed 42 boards, while Eastern Kentucky only had 29.