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Tennessee Tech vs Eastern Illinois

Tennessee Tech 77, E. Illinois 73


CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Jud Dillard scored 34 points to help Tennessee Tech slip by Eastern Illinois 77-73 Thursday night, snapping a five-game losing streak.

Dillard was 12 of 18 from the field and had three 3-pointers, including one with 53 seconds to play. He also had a team-high five rebounds.

Dennis Ogbe added 11 points for the Golden Eagles (7-9, 1-3 Ohio Valley). Jeremiah Samarrippas had eight assists.

Eastern Illinois led 44-40 at halftime and stayed out front until Dillard hit a 3-pointer, putting Tennessee Tech up by two with 53 seconds remaining. Sherman Blanford made a layup to tie the game at 73, but Dillard scored again and Matt Marseille hit a pair of free throws to seal the win.

Morris Woods led Eastern Illinois with 25 points and seven rebounds. Blanford added 18 points for the Panthers (3-14, 0-4).

Eastern Illinois has lost 10 consecutive games.

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Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
D. Ogbe, F323-32-240511
R. Riggins, F62-20-01004
J. Samarrippas, G383-110-02837
J. Dillard, G3212-187-1052234
J. McKay, G70-00-01100
M. Hill293-60-03119
M. Marseille201-56-62239
L. Johnson171-20-02213
T. Barnes130-10-43030
A. Morse40-00-02010
A. Diressa20-00-00000
Totals 25-4815-2227161977
Eastern Illinois Panthers
J. Piper, F252-50-03025
T. Jones, G343-60-02248
A. Akers, G332-50-04614
M. Woods, G339-156-871225
A. Austin, G271-34-51326
S. Blanford287-94-946418
M. Herron142-41-32026
K. Anderson40-01-21001
C. Harvey10-00-00000
A. Lubsey10-00-00000
Totals 26-4716-2728181773
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Eastern Ky.0-06-1135
Morehead St.0-04-1299
Tenn. St.0-04-2270
Tenn. Tech0-04-2241
Jax. State0-03-6343
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.0-05-267
Austin Peay0-03-4281
UT Martin0-02-5251
Eastern Ill.0-00-4248
SE Miss. St.0-00-5249
Other games
MIST 62 Final
ARIZ 66 Final
ORE 70
STMA 78 Final