NCAA Game Summary - Tennessee State vs. South Alabama
(Monday, November 19th)
Final Score: Tennessee State 68, South Alabama 57
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Patrick Miller scored 14 points and Jay Harris
added 12 as Tennessee State posted a 68-57 win over South Alabama in the
opening game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Georgia State University's
Robert Covington compiled nine points and a game-high 10 rebounds to help the
Tigers (1-3) record their first victory after three losses to begin the
Tennessee State opened the game on a 13-2 run, with Harris netting seven
points during the spurt, and never trailed at any point. The Tigers took a
36-24 lead at halftime, though the Jaguars' Augustine Rubit scored the first
nine points of the second period to pull South Alabama within 36-33 with 17
minutes to go.
Up by five with 11:50 left, Tennessee State outscored the Jaguars by a 24-8
margin over the next 10 minutes to put the game out of reach.
Rubit finished with 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting for a South Alabama (2-1)
squad that had stunned then-No. 25 Florida State in its season opener back on
Tennessee State will next face tournament host Georgia State on Tuesday, while
the Jaguars will take on Monmouth in their second matchup.
11/19 19:29:44 ET
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