CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Kellen Thornton scored 14 points Thursday night to lead Tennessee State to a 55-46 victory over Eastern Illinois.
Wil Peters added 12 and Robert Covington 11 for the Tigers (11-10, 4-4), who snapped a nine-game Ohio Valley road losing streak dating to last year. Kenny Moore grabbed eight rebounds, and Patrick Miller had six assists.
The Tigers led 41-34 before Granger scored three straight baskets to trim Eastern Illinois' deficit to 41-40 with 6:08 left. But Tennessee State responded with a 9-2 run keyed by four points from Covington to go up 50-42 with 2:30 left and seal the victory.
Tennessee State held a shooting advantage of 45 percent (22 of 49) to 36 percent (20 of 55).
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