NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State's bid to post a second half rally came up short as Morris Brown held on to defeat the Tigers 73-68 in men's college basketball play at the Gentry Center Thursday night.
The Tigers fell behind early and trailed in double digits until posting a rally down the stretch of the game. TSU trailed by as many as 15 points in the second half with 6:54 remaining before going on an 11-0 run to close the gap to 59-55 with 3:21 reaming. However, TSU could get no closer than three points the rest of the way, missing several opportunities and MBC was able to seal the game at the free throw line.
Roshaun Bowens led the Tigers with 20 points awhile Garrett Richardson scored 14. Bowens also had 10 rebounds.
The Wolverines shot 51 percent from the field. Guard Larry Washington led all scorers with 26 points.
The Tigers will be in action Saturday night at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville.