RICHMOND, Ky. — Delano Spencer scored 20 points with six 3-pointers, Christian Mekowulu added 19 points, and Tennessee State beat Eastern Kentucky 73-60 on Saturday night to win its fourth straight.
Darreon Reddick scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Tigers (12-11, 7-5 Ohio Valley Conference), who shot 50 percent from the field and made 16 of 20 free throws.
Spencer bracketed a 10-1 run with 3s for a 42-32 Tigers lead, then hit back-to-back 3s for a 52-43 lead with 10:10 to play. Zach Charles replied with a 3 and the Blazers trailed by six, but got no closer from there.
The Colonels led 21-19 on Nick Mayo’s 3, but Ken’Darrius Hamilton’s layup sparked a 9-2 run and the Tigers led 32-28 at halftime after holding Eastern Kentucky to 38 percent shooting from the field.
Mayo scored 21 points, Charles had 17 and Dedric Boyd 10 for the Colonels (8-17, 2-10), who have lost six straight.