Tennessee Tech vs Eastern Kentucky

Tennessee Tech 82, E. Kentucky 65

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RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Kevin Murphy scored 34 points, hit four 3-pointers and went 8 of 8 from the free-throw line to lead Tennessee Tech in an 82-65 win over Eastern Kentucky on Thursday night.

Jud Dillard was the only other player in double figures, scoring 14 points for the Golden Eagles (13-8, 5-3 Ohio Valley Conference) and going 8 of 9 from the charity stripe. Tennessee Tech outshot Eastern Kentucky from the line, going 27 of 29 (93.1 percent) to 15 of 19 (78.9 percent).

The Golden Eagles opened on a 20-9 run, getting 10 points from Murphy during the spree, and cruised from there.

Tennessee Tech led 36-26 at the break and outscored Eastern Kentucky 46-39 in the second half to seal it.

Jaron Jones had 23 points to lead the Colonels (12-10, 5-4).

Tennessee Tech has won two straight games, as Eastern Kentucky had a streak of consecutive wins snapped.

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Scoreboard
Tennessee Tech (13-8) «364682
Eastern Kentucky (12-10)263965

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Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
T. Barnes, F231-20-03322
D. Ogbe, F90-00-02110
J. Dillard, G393-88-991314
K. Murphy, G3611-198-863134
Z. Swansey, G363-60-05317
Z. Bailey291-15-52137
C. Dunn102-42-31018
B. Inameti81-12-20034
L. McMorrow82-20-02004
M. Hill10-00-00000
R. Hunley10-00-00000
J. McKay00-02-21002
Totals 24-4327-2932121582
 55.8%93.1% 
Eastern Kentucky Colonels
E. Stutz, F233-57-721413
J. Jones, G397-148-1250523
J. Jones, G361-70-02123
M. DiNunno, G324-120-01548
J. Allgood, G182-30-01005
T. Knipp210-20-02240
J. Johnson173-60-02248
J. Newby121-20-01012
T. Filipek20-00-01000
R. Stenzel01-20-00003
Totals 22-5315-1921112465
 41.5%78.9% 
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Jax. State0-07-3146
Tenn. Tech0-07-4120
Tenn. St.0-05-3197
Belmont0-06-593
Eastern Ky.0-04-6316
Morehead St.0-03-6254
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.0-06-2124
SE Missouri St.0-06-4249
Austin Peay0-04-5266
SIUE0-03-6200
UT Martin0-03-7318
Eastern Ill.0-02-6290
 
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