Nashville, Tenn. - Five Tigers scored in double figures to lead Tennessee State University over Fisk, 85-50, at the Gentry Center on Monday night in front of a crowd of 4, 147.
The Tigers (1-1) capture their first win of the season with their largest margin of victory in regular season play in 20 years. In 1990, TSU defeated Carson-Newman, 108-35.
TSU shot 32.9 percent from the floor and dominated the boards, 64-32, with seven players finishing with either career or season highs.
Kenny Moore and Robert Covington each posted a double-double. Moore finished recording career highs with 18 points (6-of-13) and 13 rebounds. Covington captures his fifth career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 17 boards.
Patrick Miller notched a career-high 16 points, hitting 5-of-9 from the floor, including 3-of-4 from three-point range. Chris Conner followed netting 5-of-10 for 12 points. Jacquan Nobles added 11 points and Michael Green posted nine points and 11 rebounds.
The Tigers trailed in the opening minute, 5-0, but rattled a 32-5 run, before the Bulldogs scored consecutive baskets. TSU led at the break 43-22 and would carry a double-digit lead for the remainder of the game.
The Bulldogs (1-5) were led in scoring by Devardo Williams' team-high 15 points and seven rebounds. Harold Jenkins chipped in 12 points to compliment six rebounds. Fisk shot 28.9 percent from the floor and despite the size difference in the low post, Chris Greer finished with a game-high six blocks.
The Tigers will make their first stop on a three-game road trip when they travel to Normal, Ill. to face Illinois State. The game is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17, with a 7 p.m. tip-off at Redbird Arena.