EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Shakem Johnson had a season-high 22 points plus 11 rebounds as fifth-seeded Tennessee State got past No. 8 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 77-62 in the opener of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Wednesday night.
Johnson hit 10 of 12 shots.
Carlos Marshall Jr. had 14 points for Tennessee State (14-17). Marcus Fitzgerald Jr. added 10 points. Kenny Cooper also had 10 points. Jalen Dupree had a career-high six blocks with six points.