WKU men shoot 50 percent, beat Tennessee State
Jared Savage scored 20 points to lead four Hilltoppers in double figures, and Western Kentucky beat Tennessee State 88-74 on Saturday night in Bowling Green.
Savage was just 3 of 11 from the floor but made a 3-pointer and all 13 shots from the free-throw line. Taveion Hollingsworth added 19 points, Desean Murray had 17 and Josh Anderson 15 for the Hilltoppers, who shot 50 percent from the field.
(4-3) faced Tennessee State (2-5) for the first time since 2011, and is 9-0 in the series.
Kamar McKnight scored 30 points to lead Tennessee State. Kamga (career-high 27 points) made a free throw with nine seconds left but missed a second with the ball going out of bounds. After a lengthy review, the ball was given to EKU and Mayo made his winning shot as he fell backward under heavy pressure.
Mayofinished with 30 points and 10 rebounds.
Jahaad Proctor added 24 for the Panthers (4-4).