NCAA Game Summary - Morehead State vs. Tennessee State
(Friday, March 2nd)
Final Score: Tennessee State 59, Morehead State 52
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Robert Covington scored 14 points and the Tennessee State Tigers clinched a spot in the title game of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament with a 59-52 win over defending champ Morehead State.
Jordan Cyphers and Patrick Miller contributed 13 points apiece for second- seeded Tennessee State (20-11), which won its first conference tournament game in four years.
The Tigers have posted their first 20-win season since 1978-79 and will play Murray State in Saturday's championship game. Tennessee State dealt the Racers their lone loss of the season last month.
Marsell Holden paced the third-seeded Eagles (18-15) with 11 points. Angelo Warner added 10 in the setback.
Morehead State was denied a fourth consecutive title game appearance. The Eagles also won this event in 2009.
03/03 00:18:44 ET