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Eastern Illinois vs Tennessee Tech

E. Illinois 74, Tennessee Tech 57

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - James Hollowell scored 17 points in only his second start of the season and Eastern Illinois took control early Thursday night in a 74-57 win over Tennessee Tech, snapping an eight-game losing streak.

The Panthers (10-14, 3-9 Ohio Valley Conference) scored the last six points of the first half - with four by Hollowell - to lead 28-20 at the break, then opened the second half with an 8-0 burst.

Eastern Illinois shot 51.9 percent in the second half (14 of 27) and finished at 48.1 percent (26 of 54) while the Golden Eagles (16-10, 8-5) shot 32.7 percent (18 of 55).

Jeremy Granger added 14 points for Eastern Illinois, which hadn't won a game since defeating Tennessee-Martin 68-55 on Jan. 12.

Kevin Murphy, the nation's leading scorer coming into the game (21.8 points), finished with 14 points on 4-of-18 shooting for Tennessee Tech, which ended its three-game winning streak.

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Tennessee Tech (16-10)203757

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Eastern Illinois Panthers
A. McKinnie, F264-60-06248
J. Hollowell, F227-91-262117
J. Miller, G292-105-613010
A. Akers, G272-30-00334
J. Granger, G252-89-1041514
Z. Sanders190-10-22010
L. Doss163-50-03218
M. Woods121-20-03122
T. Jones101-20-01123
N. McFarlin84-60-14028
J. Piper40-10-00000
M. Herron20-10-00010
Totals 26-5415-2138152274
 48.1%71.4% 
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
T. Barnes, F241-10-24022
D. Ogbe, F80-10-00020
J. Dillard, G364-85-692213
K. Murphy, G354-184-775214
Z. Swansey, G333-110-03339
Z. Bailey273-74-442410
C. Dunn132-50-00006
J. McKay131-20-01042
B. Inameti110-21-20021
Totals 18-5514-2134122157
 32.7%66.7% 
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont0-08-495
Tenn. Tech0-07-5172
Eastern Ky.0-06-5122
Jax. State0-07-6299
Morehead St.0-04-10303
Tenn. St.0-02-10347
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.0-09-479
UT Martin0-07-4105
Eastern Ill.0-06-6176
SE Miss. St.0-05-7304
Austin Peay0-04-8335
SIUE0-03-7333
 
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