Men's Basketball closes exhibition play with 81-65 win over Carson-Newman
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. - To close out their exhibition schedule, the Tennessee State University Tigers picked up an 81-65 win over Carson-Newman on Monday night inside the Gentry Center.

The Tigers shot 50 percent (28-of-56) from the field, including 22.7 percent (5-of-22) from the outside while hitting 20-of-34 (58.8 percent) from the free-throw line.

Four players finished in double figures with Jacquan Nobles and Kenny Moore leading with 17 points apiece. Nobles shot 6-of-18 overall, hitting 4-of-11 from behind the arc. Moore hit 7-of-10 from the field and was 3-of-3 from the charity stripe while pulling in three rebounds.

Patrick Miller once again picked up most of his scoring from the free-throw line making 10-of-16, while hitting 2-of-5 from the floor for 14 points. Michael Green produced 11 points from 4-of-5 shooting while adding seven rebounds and two blocks.

Robert Covington tied a game-high, eight rebounds to match eight points on the night with two blocks and Wil Peters served a game-high six assists chipping in seven points.

The Tigers led at the half, 38-36, but put the game out of reach using a 17-9 run to open the second. The Tigers' lead was cut to nine points, 58-49, at the 11:04 mark. However, they extended the advantage back to double figures from there on out with a 15-5 run to seal the win.

The Eagles shot 35.7 percent from the floor, 56.3 percent from the line, with Antonio Sullivan netting a game-high 18 points (7-of-11) with six boards. John Holleman scored 12 points (4-of-8) and was 4-of-4 from the charity line. Kevin Hare led the Eagles on the boards with eight and Bradley Turner added nine points.

The Tigers will open the regular season in Starksville, Miss. when they play SEC opponent Mississippi State on Friday, Nov. 12. Tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m.