Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University Tigers picked up their third straight win defeating LeMoyne-Owen inside the Gentry Center this afternoon, 84-48.
The Tigers led by as much as 44 points while the final score gives them their largest margin of victory since 1997 when they beat Fisk, 97-52.
TSU (4-6) shot 42 percent from the floor, 89 percent from the line, while leading the rebounding effort over the Magicians, 47-31.
Everyone on the active roster scored with five players recording double figures. Patrick Miller hit 10-of-12 from the free-throw line finishing with game-highs, 14 points and five assists.
Kenny Moore (4-of-5), Robert Covington (5-of-12), and Jacquan Nobles (4-of-7) scored 13 points each. Moore posted his second double-double of the season with a game-high 12 boards to go along with three blocks and four assists.
Nobles racked up most of his points from long range draining 3-of-4 from behind the arc. Wil Peters tacked on 10 points from 3-of-5 shooting from the field to compliment four assists.
The Tigers hexed the Magicians from the opening tip holding them scoreless until the 12:27 mark for a score of 27-2. TSU outscored LOC into the break, 28-20, to lead 55-22 at halftime.The Tigers held their largest lead of the night, 77-33, in the second half and managed a huge lead for the entire game.
The Magicians (1-5) shot 31 percent overall while committing 23 turnovers. Calvin Stoudemire posted the team-high, 11 points, hitting 5-f-6 from the line. Jeremy Wilson posted a team best, nine boards. Brandon Hopson and Kenyale Evans each added nine points.
TSU will resume Ohio Valley Conference play when they host Morehead State on Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Gentry Center. Tip-off is slated for 5 p.m. on Faith and Family Night.