Utah Valley vs Tennessee Tech

Tennessee Tech holds off Utah Valley State 74-71


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jeremiah Samarrippas scored 20 points Saturday night and Tennessee Tech survived a Utah Valley State surge by hitting four free throws down the stretch to win 74-71.

Dwan Caldwell scored 18 points for Tennessee Tech (5-4) and Jordan Johnson added 11.

Hayes Garrity led Utah Valley State (2-4) with 18 points, Mitch Bruneel scored 16, Keawe Enos, 13 and Zach Nelson, 11.

Tennessee Tech led by as much as 11 early but the Wolverines rallied to cut the margin to 36-32 at halftime.

They hit eight quick points to take a 39-38 second-half lead and it became a dogfight, with the lead changing hands nine times until Samarrippas hit two free throws with 46 seconds to play to put Tennessee Tech up 72-71 and Shirmane Thomas drained two more to make it a 3-point game.

The Wolverines had a chance, but Nelson's 3-point try missed and time expired.

Copyright 2015 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Utah Valley (2-4)323971
Tennessee Tech (5-4) «363874

Related Video


CBSSports Shop

Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.13-123-11103
Grand Canyon8-617-15274
Utah Valley5-911-19308
UT-Pan Am4-1010-21334
Chicago St.4-108-24333

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
NDAK 76 Final
ORE 91
UTEP 63 Final
KAN 67
IOWA 83 Final