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Tennessee State vs Eastern Illinois Final: 65-54 - Recap

Tennessee State got 15 points from Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. as they ran past Eastern Illinois 65-54 on Saturday at Gentry Center.

Tennessee State was a +2.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Josh Linder had 9 points for Tennessee State and Shakwon Barrett chipped in with 8 points. Shakwon Barrett had 1 assists for them, while Yusuf Mohamed was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Eastern Illinois got 16 points from Marvin Johnson in a losing cause and another 12 points from Henry Abraham. Josiah Wallace contributed 4 assists for them, while Josiah Wallace had 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Tennessee State were victorious, as the score was $HalfScore at the break.

Tennessee State had a 38-24 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Tennessee State heads into a battle against Murray State. Eastern Illinois, meanwhile, will have their next action against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.