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Covington, Tennessee State down Morgan State 69-64
Saturday, Nov 26, 2011

LAS VEGAS (AP)—Robert Covington scored 23 points to lead Tennessee State over Morgan State 69-64 on Saturday in the final round of the Las Vegas Invitational.

Patrick Miller added 15 points and Kellen Thornton 12 for the Tigers (3-4). Covington had eight rebounds and three blocks.

Kevin Thompson led the Bears (0-6) with 16 points.

Jordan Cyphers’ 3-pointer from the left corner with 1:17 left gave Tennessee State the lead for good at 63-61 after six lead changes and seven ties.

The Bears, who led for most of the second half, had a 45-37 advantage with 11:59 left before Tennessee State took over.

The Bears built a 19-8 first-half lead, but the Tigers responded with a 17-4 run and led 30-28 at halftime.

Tennessee State shot 9 of 16 from 3-point range.

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 Top Performers
 Morgan St.
Kevin Thompson Kevin Thompson
5-10,  16 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Tennessee St.
Robert Covington Robert Covington
6-12,  23 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists

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