NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State placed four players in double figure scoring and shot 50 percent from the field en route to an 88-66 men's college basketball victory over Carson-Newman Tuesday night in the Gentry Center.
Senior Wayne Arnold led the Tigers with 21 points on 9-of-11 field goal shooting, his only misses coming on 3-of-5 shooting from 3-point range. Junior College transfer Clarence Matthews posted a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds and also had six blocked shots.
Kareem Grant tallied 14 points. Bruce Price had 12 points and handed out a game-high eight assists.
TSU held a 44-31 rebounding advantage and held the visiting Eagles to 36.5 percent field goal shooting (19-52) for the game.
The Tigers built as much as a 30-point lead on two occasions in the second half, the last coming after a layup by Arnold that made the score 85-55 with 3:55 remaining.
Carson-Newman was led by Scott Williams who had 19 points. Darren Williams added 13 for the Division II Eagles who play their second exhibition on Friday at Tennessee.