Tennessee State beats Morehead State to advance in OVC tourney
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP)—Bruce Price had 22 points and eight assists to lead Tennessee State to a 68-61 win over Morehead State in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Tuesday night.
Tennessee State (13-16) went ahead for good on a layup by Price that made it 4-2 with 17:27 left in the first half. The Tigers advance to the semifinals of the tournament Friday against Murray State, a 77-74 first-round winner Tuesday night over Tennessee Tech.
Morehead (15-14) managed to pull within one point at 58-57 on a Demonte Harper jumper with 4:26 to go, but Tennessee State ended the game with a 10-4 run to seal the win.
Jerrell Houston scored 16 for the Tigers, while Gerald Robinson added 13 and LaDarious Weaver 11.
Jamyron Steward led Morehead State with 18 points, Kenneth Faried scored 14, Leon Buchanan 11 and Maze Stallworth 10.
Tennessee State finished 23-of-44 from the floor (52.3 percent), while the Eagles were 19-of-42 (45.2 percent).