MOREHEAD, Ky. – Patrick Miller scored a career-high 38 points including the game-winning three-pointer with two seconds left to lead the Tennessee State men’s basketball team to a 70-68 victory over Morehead State on Thursday night.
Miller was 12-of-19 (63.2 percent) from the field and made 4-of-5 triple attempts for his sixth 30-point game of the season.
M.J. Rhett was the only other Tiger in double figures, finishing with 12 points and four rebounds.
Tennessee State (5-24, 4-11 OVC) forced 17 turnovers, leading to 27 points. The Tigers only committed seven of their own.
Morehead State (19-11, 10-5 OVC) led 16-4 through the first seven minutes of the game, but TSU went on a 16-3 run to take the lead with six minutes to play before halftime.
The Tigers extended their lead to five at one point in the first period, but a Rhett free throw gave Tennessee State a 34-31 lead heading into the break.
A Kennedy Eubanks jumper at the 10:18 mark put TSU up by 14 and TSU held the advantage all the way up until MSU’s Angelo Warner canned three free throws with 19 seconds to go to make the score 68-67 in favor of the visitors.
That set up Miller’s timely three-pointer to give TSU its first two-game winning streak this season.
TSU shot 39.3 percent in the first half, but upped that to 50 percent in the second. Miller also made all four of Big Blue’s threes during the final 20 minutes.
The Tigers will go for their third straight win on Saturday when they travel to Eastern Kentucky. Tip-off for that contest is scheduled for 7 p.m.