CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Carlos Marshall Jr. had 21 points, including a put-back layup with 6.6 seconds to play, as Tennessee State narrowly beat Southeast Missouri 75-73 on Saturday.
Michael Littlejohn hit five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points for Tennessee State (11-6, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference). Ben Kone had three blocks for the visiting team.
Alex Caldwell hit a 3-pointer to give the Redhawks (4-13, 0-4) a 10-point lead with 9:30 to play but they went 0 for 4 from the field and committed four turnovers from there as TSU scored 17 of the final 22 points.
Jy’lan Washington made back-to-back 3-pointers before Marshall, Wesley Harris and Littlejohn each hit another to give the Tigers their first lead since midway through the first half at 73-71 with 2:28 left. Skyler Hogan answered with two free throws 35 seconds later and neither team scored again for nearly two minutes. Littlejohn missed a 3-point shot from the left wing but Marshall grabbed the offensive rebound and banked home the eventual winner.
Southeast Missouri failed to get off a shot in the final seconds.