Southern Illinois beat Tennessee State 84-67, scoring 31 of their points at the free throw line. That many fouls was a big problem for Tennessee State. Marcus Roper fouled out with 8:36 left, Demontez Loman fouled out with 5:12 left, Xavier Richards fouled out with 2:40 left, and finally Jay Harris fouled out with…
A technical foul called on Murray State's Ed Daniel—one that resulted from a clear flop that the referees had ample time to view on replay—helped Tennessee State upset Murray State and end the Racers' dream of an undefeated season.
The Tennessee State Tigers are 4-8, with losses to Belmont, Akron, Colorado State and Southeast Missouri State. It was once known as the Tennessee State Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School for Negroes. Oprah Winfrey went there. And yesterday, they beat our Illini at the Assembly Hall in Champaign.