Huntsville, Ala. - Tennessee State University picked up their second straight win on the road with a 74-68 victory over Alabama A&M at Elmore Gymnasium on Tuesday night.
TSU (3-6) wins their second straight over AAMU shooting 48 percent from the floor and a season high from three-point range, 64 percent. Three players finished in double digits to help guide the offense.
Robert Covington shot 8-of-14 for a game high 20 points. He recorded five boards, three blocks and three assists.
TSU jumped out to their largest lead of the night in the first half at the 11:16 mark, 27-12. The Bulldogs answered with a 9-0 run outscoring the Tigers, 22-9, into the break, cutting TSU's lead to 36-34 at the half.
In the second half, AAMU crept within three points of the lead with 7:24 on the clock, 54-51. TSU then extended their lead back to double figures from a 17-2 run, 68-56. Patrick Miller scored six of his nine total points down the stretch for the Tigers to hold off AAMU.
Cornelius Hester and DeMarquelle Tabb finished as the Bulldogs (3-3) leading scorers. Hester had a team high 15 points and Tabb registered 13 points (6-of-10) and a team high, six rebounds.
TSU will return home after playing three games on the road to host LeMoyne-Owen at the Gentry Center. The non-conference game is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m.