NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State stayed within striking distance much of the game, but Murray State's James Singelton was perfect from the field in leading his team past the Tigers, 93-75 in Ohio Valley Conference men's play Monday night.
Singelton made all 10 field goal attempts and was 8-of-10 from the free throw line and finished the game with 28 points. Singelton also had 13 of his 14 rebeounds on the defensive end as the Racers controlled the boards, 45-30.
Despite Singelton's outstanding night, the Tigers fought back to be within eight points 79-71 with 3:14 remaining, but MSU made a 14-4 run the rest of the way with the final margining matching the largest lead of the game.
?We did some good things, but against we gave up a lot of easy baskets,? said TSU interim coach Hosea Lewis. ?We also tried to force some things, but we did show improvement.?
Josh Cooperwood led TSU with 23 points while Roshaun Bowens scored 19, and Garret Richardson added 13.
The Tigers play at Southeast Missouri Thursday night.