Southeast Missouri State vs Tennessee Tech

Tennessee Tech 77, SE Missouri 73


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Murphy scored 24 points as Tennessee Tech built a big lead, then rallied for a 77-73 victory over Southeast Missouri State Thursday night in an Ohio Valley Conference tournament quarterfinal.

The Golden Eagles (19-12), who got 18 points from Jud Dillard, led 42-27 at halftime. But Southeast Missouri State (15-16) rallied behind Tyler Stone. He posted a 24-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Redhawks (15-16).

Nick Niemczyk and Corey Wilford scored 16 points apiece and helped key a second-half rally enabling Southeast Missouri State to tie it at 64-all. Down 55-36, the Redhawks rallied, then took a 70-66 lead on Stone's jumper with 2:13 left.

But Murphy (10 for 20 from the field) stuck two jumpers and Zac Swansey a 3-pointer for a 73-70 lead. Zach Bailey made two foul shots and Swansey dunked with 0:03 left. Stone's trey with a second remaining was too little, too late.

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Southeast Missouri State Indians
T. Stone, F329-154-7110324
L. Powell, F261-40-04132
L. Nutt, G332-41-11815
N. Niemczyk, G326-142-233216
M. Smith, G221-30-03123
C. Wilford236-120-011416
M. Porter221-25-67037
M. Brister100-40-01200
Totals 26-5812-1633161873
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
T. Barnes, F240-00-01120
B. Inameti, F101-20-01022
K. Murphy, G3810-202-302324
Z. Swansey, G384-80-041229
J. Dillard, G327-104-492218
Z. Bailey312-44-432110
L. McMorrow152-22-34036
D. Ogbe72-21-21006
J. McKay51-20-10002
Totals 29-5013-1724191577
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Eastern Ky.11-521-12156
Morehead St.10-617-17201
Jax. State5-1112-19304
Tenn. Tech4-1212-18290
Tenn. St.2-145-26341
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.16-029-663
UT Martin10-621-13177
Eastern Ill.9-718-15173
SE Miss. St.7-913-17289
Austin Peay3-138-22318
Other games
Michigan 72 Final
Illinois 61
Florida St 63 Final
Virginia 60
Georgia 49 Final
Kentucky 79