Kellen Thornton's huge effort wasn't enough to push Tennessee State University past Monmouth Wednesday afternoon.
The (1-5) Tigers fell 81-70 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
Thornton dominated inside with a double-double scoring 27 points and pulling down 16 rebounds before fouling out.
Andrew Nicholas scored 19 points and dished out six assists to lead Monmouth.
Monmouth never trailed in the second half, pulling ahead by as many as 15 points.
Robert Covington scored 12 points, had six rebounds and six turnovers for the Tigers.