Tennessee State beats Lipscomb 89-86 for 6th straight win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Keron Deshields scored eight of his 16 points in the final two minutes and Tennessee State beat Lipscomb 89-86 on Thursday night for its sixth straight victory.

Tahjere McCall scored a career-high 31 points to lead Tennessee State (8-2). J.C. Hampton had 25 points for Lipscomb (4-10).

Deshields converted a 3-point play and the Tigers took a 78-76 lead with 2:16 to play. Deshields made 3 of 4 free throws and McCall had a 3 as part of a 8-6 spurt to stretch Tennessee State's lead to 86-82.

Nathan Moran scored on a 3-point play and Hampton split a pair of free throws to pull Lipscomb to 87-86 with 19.3 seconds remaining. Deshields followed with a pair of free throws.

Wayne Martin blocked Hampton's layup attempt, and the rebound went out of bounds with 5.3 left to give the Bisons another shot. Moran's 3-point attempt hit the rim to end it.

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