Lebanon, Tenn. - Tennessee State seniors Jeremiah Crutcher and Lonnie Funderburke suited up one last time to represent the Tigers in the 3rd Annual Music City Classic, on Saturday (4/24) at Cumberland University. The game was closely contested ending with the West winning 90-89 at the Dallas Floyd Arena.
Crutcher scored 15 points for the East and dished out a game-high nine assists, while Funderburke scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds.
The top scorers in the game were the West's Frank Davis (Tennessee Tech) with 30 points, and the East's Brandon Springer (Cumberland) with 26 points. The West team's Wesley Channels (Austin Peay) chipped in with 22 points and 11 rebounds, while the East's Montarrio Haddock (Middle Tennessee State) recorded 18 points and six rebounds.
The game featured 15 seniors from universities throughout the state of Tennessee, with 11 playing for Division I institutions.
Both East and West teams included players: Jeremiah Crutcher (Tennessee State), Lonnie Funderburke (Tennessee State), Wesley Channels (Austin Peay), Ernest Fields (Austin Peay), Keaton Belcher (Belmont), Mike Dejworek (Belmont), Kirtiss Brown (Freed-Hardeman), Zack Frey (Freed-Hardeman), Calvin O'Neal (Middle Tennessee State), Montarrio Haddock (Middle Tennessee State), Desmond Yates (Middle Tennessee State), Frank Davis (Tennessee Tech), Elijah Muhammed (Tennessee Tech), Brandon Springer (Cumberland), Pierre Henderson-Niles (Memphis) and Willie Kemp (Memphis).