Tenn St. holds on to knock Murray St. from unbeaten ranks

MURRAY, Ky. — Robert Covington had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead Tennessee State to a 72-68 victory over Murray State (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 9 AP) on Thursday night, handing the Racers their first loss of the season.

Isaiah Canaan had 31 points and six rebounds for Murray State (23-1, 11-1 Ohio Valley Conference), which was the last unbeaten team in Division I.Murray State has won the last eight meetings against Tennessee State (16-10, 9-4) dating to 2008-09.Covington hit a 3-pointer with 4 minutes left that gave Tennessee State a 65-62 lead.
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