East Tennessee St. tops Campbell 79-60

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP)—Kevin Tiggs scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half to lead East Tennessee State to a 79-60 win over Campbell on Thursday night.

The victory gave the Buccaneers sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

East Tennessee State (14-5, 8-1) led by as many as 22 points in the first half at 37-15, then let Campbell close to 40-37. The Buccaneers used a 16-4 run to pull ahead 57-41 with 13:40 left.

Tiggs, the Atlantic Sun’s leading scorer (20.8 ppg), made 7 of 9 shots in the second half, 8 of 13 for the game.

Mike Smith added a season-high 22 points—15 in the first half—for the Buccaneers.

William Kossangue led the Camels (7-11, 4-5) with a career-high 18 points, hitting 4 of 6 3-pointers. Junard Hartley added 11 points while Jonathan Rodriguez, averaging 17.6 points per game, was held to three points.

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