NCAA Men's Basketball

Nicholson sparks Tennessee State past Austin Peay 65-61

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Kassim Nicholson finished with 16 points and eight rebounds to help Tennessee State hold off Austin Peay 65-61 on Saturday.

Nicholson knocked down 7 of 9 shots for the Tigers (8-11, 3-4 Ohio Valley Conference). Kenny Cooper added 12 points, while Shakem Johnson scored 11 with six rebounds off the bench.

Elijah Hutchins-Everett and Carlos Paez scored 13 apiece to lead the Governors (5-10, 1-4). Tariq Silver had 10 points and four assists.

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Updated January 22, 2022