Morehead State vs Tennessee Tech

Tennessee Tech 66, Morehead St. 55


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Murphy scored 24 points, including a pair of late 3-pointers that helped Tennessee Tech pull away to a 66-55 victory over Morehead State on Saturday night.

The Golden Eagles (11-6, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference) led by as many as 15 points in the first half and were ahead for all but 1:39 in the game, but Morehead State stayed within range and trailed just 58-53 with 2:53 remaining.

A 3-pointer by Murphy made it 61-53 with 2:09 left, and his steal and subsequent 3-pointer at the 45-second mark increased the lead to 64-53. Murphy made 6 of 10 shots from long range as the Golden Eagles made 9 of 17.

It was Tennessee Tech's first win in its last nine games against the Eagles (8-9, 2-2).

Jud Dillard added 14 points and nine rebounds for Tennessee Tech. Murphy had six assists.

Marsell Holden led Morehead State with 15 points.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Morehead State (8-9)243155
Tennessee Tech (11-6) «333366

Related Video

January 24, 2017
Time for Duke to panic? (2:05)

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike White Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Villanova Wildcats 2016 National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear!
Shop Now

Morehead State Eagles
D. Kelly, F274-121-15239
J. Percell, F60-00-00000
T. Proffitt, G363-82-29209
L. Austin, G291-32-21144
M. Holden, G255-100-000415
K. Owens212-20-13344
A. Warner191-60-02123
M. Chavis123-40-01056
D. Mathieu111-20-00113
W. Bailey70-10-02030
D. Atkinson51-10-10102
D. Ferguson20-00-00020
Totals 21-495-730112855
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
T. Barnes, F261-30-05132
D. Ogbe, F120-13-42013
K. Murphy, G377-174-446124
Z. Swansey, G353-61-214210
J. Dillard, G344-96-990114
Z. Bailey201-20-00132
L. McMorrow171-34-42146
C. Dunn110-20-01010
B. Inameti81-13-41005
Totals 18-4421-2729131666
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Jax. State5-213-9130
Morehead St.5-29-11232
Tenn. Tech4-38-14304
Tenn. St.3-412-8141
Eastern Ky.1-68-14256
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.5-211-10199
UT Martin4-314-8149
SE Miss. St.4-39-13310
Austin Peay3-47-14272
Eastern Ill.1-69-11280
Other games
Florida 56 Final
Tenn 67
GTOWN 62 Final
W Virg 74
DUKE 81 Final
GT 74
Missouri 59 Final
K-State 75
Baylor 73 Final
DART 47 Final
Kansas 72 Final
Oklahoma 61
BC 60 Final
NC 83
Ohio St 76 Final
Iowa 47
MU 66 Final
Syracuse 73
SC 64 Final
Kentucky 79
ND 67 Final
Louisville 65
Miami-FL 51 Final
Virginia 52
UConn 60 Final
RUT 67
SACL 60 Final
MRST 87 Final
Aus Peay 75
Miss St 88 Final
Arkansas 98