2019 SeasonAll times ET

2019 Schedule
5-12, 6th in OVC
Kentucky's Richards throws down alley-oop pass (0:19)
Kentucky's Johnson scoops in transition layup (0:16)
Quickley pulls up to drain 3-pointer (0:21)
Tennessee State's Egbuta slams down alley-oop (0:24)
Travis leaps for rebound, makes putback layup (0:22)
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Tennessee State hires 'Penny' Collins as coach

Tennessee State has hired Illinois State assistant Brian "Penny" Collins as its men's basketball coach, replacing Dana Ford, who left for Missouri State after going 57-65 in four seasons.

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Missouri State hires Dana Ford

Missouri State has hired Tennessee State basketball coach Dana Ford. Ford, 33, has been the head coach of the Tigers for four seasons.

Fran Fraschilla College Basketball 

This is what energy at practice looks like. @TSUTigersMBB getting ready for Texas on @ESPN2 Monday night at 9 EST. Head coach Dana Ford building a nice reputation.

Kansas hammers Tennessee State (0:35)
Kansas' Mykhailiuk throws down the emphatic put-back slam (0:24)
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Sixers to work out six prospects on Monday

The Philadelphia 76ers will conduct pre-draft workouts with G Melo Trimble (Maryland), G Isaiah Briscoe (Kentucky), F Tyler Cavanaugh (George Washington), G Tahjere McCall (Tennessee State), G Derrick White (Colorado) and F Reggie Upshaw (Middle Tennessee).

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2017 OVC basketball tournament: Bracket and schedule

The Ohio Valley Conference tournament began on Wednesday night and will run through Saturday in Nashville. Check out the conference tournament bracket, and check back for updates as title games from each conference go final.

Kennard breaks down Duke's slow start against Tennessee State (1:30)

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Can tell how young Duke is as Krzyzewski spends first half of timeout outside of the huddle looking like he was demonstrating defending the post to Jayson Tatum

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Barring a 20-point run Duke hasn't shown its capable of tonight, I doubt we see anymore of Harry Giles (and possibly Marques Bolden) vs Tennessee State. Game is too tight to be experimenting.

Grayson Allen doesn't get touched on this foul call in win (0:26)
Tennessee State head coach Dana Ford hopes his team can play better offense in the 2nd half (0:34)

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

While we're all on this Harry Giles/Duke super team watch... Tennessee State playing a great game thus far holding Duke to .704 points per possession, 24% FG and 19 points with 4:00 left in 1st half. Duke's season low for first half is 34 vs Rhode Island & Kansas.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Watching Duke's 6-foot-8 forward Jayson Tatum called for offensive foul posting up Tennessee State's 5-foot-10 Armani Chaney a reminder that post play is seemingly being officiated out of the game this season.


Harry Giles finally makes Duke debut

The top-ranked player in the freshman class enters a game for the Blue Devils for the first time after missing the first 11 contests recovering from knee surgery.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Harry Giles making his season debut, checking in at 11:27 mark for Duke to the delight of Cameron Indoor Stadium crowd.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Strange to say but it's the first time this season Harry Giles has actually taken off his warmup pants and not say at the end of the bench with inactive players.

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Tennessee State extends coach Ford through '21

Tennessee State coach Dana Ford has signed a contract extension through the 2020-21 season. After going 5-26 in his first year on the job, Ford led the Tigers to a 20-11 mark last season.

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.9
Rebounds Per Game35.0
Assists Per Game11.8
Points Allowed76.9286th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-2
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances2