Getting off to a fast start helped Southeast Missouri State coast to a 92-78 win over Tennessee State at home.

The Redhawks stormed out of the gate and built a 42-12 lead in the first half. They were almost doubled-up the rest of the half, but still headed to the break with a 52-30 lead and was never threatened after that. SEMO built the huge advantage by nailing a plethora of 3-pointers. The Redhawks were 10-of-19 from behind the arc in the first half alone.

TSU actually outscored the Redhawks in the second half, but it was far too late. Brandon Faust finished the game with a game-high 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field including 4-of-4 from long distance. Four other Redhawks scored in double-figures. Michael Rembert collected a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Southeast shot a pleasing 51 percent from the field in the game. The Redhawks improved to 5-5 in the Ohio Valley Conference. They will host Tennessee Tech Saturday at 7:30 p.m.