Rose’s 18 leads E. Kentucky past Tenn. St. 65-63

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Mike Rose scored 18 points and Darnell Dialls made a key basket with 14 seconds left to lead Eastern Kentucky past Tennessee State 65-63 Thursday.

Eastern Kentucky (9-10, 6-5 Ohio Valley Conference) hit 57.7 percent in the second half and got balanced scoring.

Tennessee State (8-11, 5-5) had a 7-point lead midway through the second half.

Dialls had 15 points, including a rebound dunk with 14 seconds left to put the Colonels up 65-61. He made 7-of-10 from the floor and grabbed a team-high 7 rebounds. Adam Leonard and Justin Stommes added 13 points each.

Tennessee State, which led 30-27 at the half, was paced by reserve Andrae Belton with 19 points including 7-of-9 from the field. Bruce Price and Gerald Robinson scored 16 each.

Robinson missed a layup with 1 second left that would have tied the game.

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 Eastern Kentucky
M. Rose M. Rose
6-11,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Tennessee St.
A. Belton A. Belton
7-9,  19 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists

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