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February 22, 2019
Dan Kinchen scored 19 points and drained a 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds on the clock and SIU-Edwardsville broke a four-game losing streak, defeating Tennessee State 85-84 after losing a 17-point lead. Brandon Jackson scored 22 points and Cameron Williams 12 for SIU-Edwardsville. The Cougars led by double digits just seven minutes in and were up by 17 three times in the first half. Tennessee State shot 60 percent in the second half as the Tigers steadily whittled away the lead.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dan Kinchen scored 19 points and drained a 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds on the clock and SIU-Edwardsville broke a four-game losing streak, defeating Tennessee State 85-84 on Thursday night after losing a 17-point lead.

Brandon Jackson scored 22 points and Cameron Williams 12 for SIU-Edwardsville (9-18, 5-10 Ohio Valley Conference). The Cougars led by double digits just seven minutes into the game on a Kinchen 3-pointer and were up by as many as 17 three times in the first half.

Tennessee State (8-19, 5-10) shot 60 percent in the second half as the Tigers steadily whittled away the lead. They made it a one-possession game, 77-74 after four consecutive points by Kamar McKnight. Back-to-back dunks by Emmanuel Egbuta pulled Tennessee State into a 78-78 tie with three minutes to go. Amani Chaney hit a 3 for Tennessee State’s first lead of the game, 81-80 with 1:22 remaining.

Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey, who finished with 23 points, made two from the line and Tennessee State led 84-82 with seven seconds remaining.

McKnight scored 15, Chaney 11, Egbuta 10 and Stokley Chaffee Jr. double-doubled with 12 points and 10 boards for the Tigers.