Fitzgerald's 26 help Tennessee State beat E. Illinois 78-74
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. scored 26 points as Tennessee State beat Eastern Illinois 78-74 on Thursday.
Fitzgerald was 5 of 9 shooting, including 3 for 5 from distance, and went 13 for 13 from the line for the Tigers (11-9, 3-4 Ohio Valley Conference). Jr. Clay shot 5 for 13 (2 for 7 from 3-point range) and 6 of 7 from the free throw line to add 18 points. Adong Makuoi shot 4 of 7 from the field to finish with nine points, while adding six rebounds.
Kinyon Hodges led the way for the Panthers (7-13, 3-4) with 22 points and six rebounds. Eastern Illinois also got 16 points from Kyle Thomas. In addition, Nick Ellington finished with 11 points and three blocks.
Both teams next play Saturday. Tennessee State visits Little Rock while Eastern Illinois visits UT Martin.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
Copyright 2023 STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
|Min. Per Game|
|Pts. Per Game|
|Ast. Per Game|
|Reb. Per Game|
|Field Goal %|
|Three Point %|
|Free Throw %|
|Field Goals||0-0 (0.0%)||0-0 (0.0%)|
|3-Pointers||0-0 (0.0%)||0-0 (0.0%)|
|Free Throws||0-0 (0.0%)||0-0 (0.0%)|
|E. Illinois 7-13||68.8 PPG||36.9 RPG||14.5 APG|
|Tennessee St. 11-9||78.1 PPG||39.8 RPG||13.3 APG|