Tennessee Tech vs SIU-Edwardsville

SIU-Edwardsville 58, Tennessee Tech 54

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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Michael Messer scored 14 points, Jerome Jones added 13 and SIU-Edwardsville snapped a four-game losing streak Saturday night with a 58-54 victory over Tennessee Tech.

Jones made three of Edwardsville's five 3-pointers, while Messer pulled down seven rebounds to lead the Cougars (5-9, 1-3 Ohio Valley), who managed to win despite shooting 39 percent from the field and going 17 of 33 from the free-throw line.

The Golden Eagles (7-10, 1-4) set the bar even lower, shooting 34 percent from the field and committing 21 turnovers. Jud Dillard led Tennessee Tech with 29 points and 12 rebounds. Dillard was 2 of 3 from 3-point range, but the rest of the Golden Eagles were 1 of 17 from behind the arc.

The Cougars went ahead for good on Tim Johnson's layup 4 minutes after halftime and later led by as many as nine.

Tennessee Tech still leads the series 3-2.

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Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
D. Ogbe, F160-30-01050
J. McKay, F120-40-02150
R. Riggins, C72-20-01004
J. Dillard, G387-1613-16122429
J. Samarrippas, G100-21-21101
L. Johnson303-70-02146
T. Barnes261-22-43114
M. Marseille223-73-460410
M. Hill210-30-02210
A. Diressa90-10-01040
A. Morse90-00-02010
Totals 16-4719-263882954
 34%73.1% 
SIU-Edwardsville Cougars
J. Jones, F334-132-440213
D. Shaffer, F153-41-45037
M. Messer, G353-97-870314
K. Davis, G312-73-62628
R. Reed, G280-10-01550
M. Yelovich243-63-85019
R. Lester192-51-36035
T. Johnson101-10-00142
Z. Schneider50-00-00000
Totals 18-4617-3332122358
 39.1%51.5% 
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UT Martin10-620-15212
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Eastern Ill.9-713-17271
Austin Peay7-918-18189
SIUE3-136-22305
SE Miss. St.2-145-24342
 
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