Spencer sparks Tennessee State past Morehead State 83-74
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delano Spencer sank a career-best seven 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 32 points and Tennessee State held off Morehead State 83-74 on Thursday night for its seventh straight victory.
Darreon Reddick had 12 points, Kamar McKnight scored 11 and Armani Chaney added 10 points and six assists for the Tigers (15-11, 10-5 Ohio Valley Conference). Tennessee State connected on 21 of 23 free throws (91 percent) on the night, while the Eagles (6-20, 2-13) sank 9 of 12.
Tennessee State beats E Kentucky 73-60
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Delano Spencer scored 20 points with six 3-pointers, Christian Mekowulu added 19 points, and Tennessee State beat Eastern Kentucky 73-60 on Saturday night to win its fourth straight.
Darreon Reddick scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Tigers (12-11, 7-5 Ohio Valley Conference), who shot 50 percent from the field and made 16 of 20 free throws.
Chaney hits late 3, Tenn. State rallies to beat Morehead St.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Armani Chaney hit a 3-pointer and followed with a layup in the final minute as Tennessee State rallied to beat Morehead State 61-58 on Thursday night.
Mekowulu scores 25, Tennessee State beats SIU-Edwardsville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian Mekowulu had 25 points, on 8-of-13 shooting, and nine rebounds and Ken'Darrius Hamilton scored 15 points to help Tennessee State beat SIU-Edwardsville 85-57 on Thursday night.
Mekowulu, whose career high is 26 points, scored 24 in the Tigers' road loss to SIUE on Jan. 13. Delano Spencer scored 14 points and Darreon Reddick added 11 for Tennessee State (9-11, 4-3 Ohio Valley), which shot 54 percent (28 of 52) and scored 30 points off 22 Cougars turnovers.
Jackson, Benton with career nights, SIUE tops Tennessee St
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Brandon Jackson led the way with a career-high 19 points, Justin Benton scored a career-high 17 points and Daniel Kinchen also scored 17 as Southern Illinois-Edwardsville rallied past Tennessee State 82-79 Saturday night.
Tennessee State took a 67-65 lead on a Kamar McKnight layup and Darreon Reddick's 3-pointer made it 72-67 with just over five minutes left.
Spencer’s play down stretch helps Tennessee State win 69-65
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Delano Spencer made a steal and layup for the lead with 39 seconds left and added two free throws with 4.7 seconds remaining to seal a 69-65 Tennessee State victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night.
Spencer's layup made it 65-63 and his two free throws 67-64 before Ken'Darrius Hamilton added a pair of free throws with 1.1 seconds left.
Tennessee St beats Jacksonville St to end six-game skid
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delano Spencer scored 20 points and Armani Chaney scored 14 with six assists to help Tennessee State snap a six-game slide with a 67-60 victory over Jacksonville State on Thursday night.
Christian Mekowulu scored 14, all in the second half, with nine rebounds for the Tigers (6-8, 1-2 Ohio Valley Conference), who made all 15 of their free throws.
SE Missouri State tops Tennessee St. 77-65, ends 4-game skid
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Denzel Mahoney scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his first career double-double, freshman Ledarrius Brewer added 16 points and Southeast Missouri State beat Tennessee State 77-65 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak.
Daniel Simmons gave SEMO its first lead in three games by knocking down a 3-pointer with 4:09 remaining in the first half. Southeast entered having gone a span of 108:39 without a lead.
UT Martin holds off Tennessee State, 63-60 in OVC opener
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Jailen Gill hit a jumper to give UT Martin the lead in overtime and the Skyhawks held on to beat in-state rival Tennessee State, 63-60 in the Ohio Valley Conference opener Thursday night.
Gill's layup with a minute to go in regulation tied the game at 56-56 and both teams missed opportunities to take the lead in the closing seconds, with Darius Thompson blocking a jumper from the Tigers' Delano Spencer with a second left.