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 2016 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
Utah Valley (2-4)323971
Tennessee Tech (5-4) «363874

Related Video

 

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike White Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Villanova Wildcats 2016 National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear!
Shop Now

Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.13-123-11111
Grand Canyon11-327-792
Cal-Baker.11-324-9117
Seattle7-715-17287
Utah Valley6-812-18272
UMKC4-1012-19286
UT-Rio Grande Valley4-108-22337
Chicago St.0-144-28348

Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont12-420-1295
Tenn. St.11-520-11148
Tenn. Tech11-519-11134
Morehead St.11-523-14127
Eastern Ky.6-1015-16210
Jax. State4-128-23309
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT Martin10-620-15212
Murray St.10-617-14169
Eastern Ill.9-713-17271
Austin Peay7-918-18189
SIUE3-136-22305
SE Miss. St.2-145-24342
 
Other games
NDAK 76 Final
ORE 91
UTEP 63 Final
KAN 67
IOWA 83 Final
NOVA 88