Eastern Illinois vs Tennessee Tech

E. Illinois 74, Tennessee Tech 57


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - James Hollowell scored 17 points in only his second start of the season and Eastern Illinois took control early Thursday night in a 74-57 win over Tennessee Tech, snapping an eight-game losing streak.

The Panthers (10-14, 3-9 Ohio Valley Conference) scored the last six points of the first half - with four by Hollowell - to lead 28-20 at the break, then opened the second half with an 8-0 burst.

Eastern Illinois shot 51.9 percent in the second half (14 of 27) and finished at 48.1 percent (26 of 54) while the Golden Eagles (16-10, 8-5) shot 32.7 percent (18 of 55).

Jeremy Granger added 14 points for Eastern Illinois, which hadn't won a game since defeating Tennessee-Martin 68-55 on Jan. 12.

Kevin Murphy, the nation's leading scorer coming into the game (21.8 points), finished with 14 points on 4-of-18 shooting for Tennessee Tech, which ended its three-game winning streak.

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Tennessee Tech (16-10)203757

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Eastern Illinois Panthers
A. McKinnie, F264-60-06248
J. Hollowell, F227-91-262117
J. Miller, G292-105-613010
A. Akers, G272-30-00334
J. Granger, G252-89-1041514
Z. Sanders190-10-22010
L. Doss163-50-03218
M. Woods121-20-03122
T. Jones101-20-01123
N. McFarlin84-60-14028
J. Piper40-10-00000
M. Herron20-10-00010
Totals 26-5415-2138152274
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
T. Barnes, F241-10-24022
D. Ogbe, F80-10-00020
J. Dillard, G364-85-692213
K. Murphy, G354-184-775214
Z. Swansey, G333-110-03339
Z. Bailey273-74-442410
C. Dunn132-50-00006
J. McKay131-20-01042
B. Inameti110-21-20021
Totals 18-5514-2134122157
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Morehead St.10-614-16200
Jax. State9-720-15151
Tenn. St.8-817-13161
Tenn. Tech8-812-20277
Eastern Ky.5-1112-19248
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT Martin10-622-13164
SE Missouri St.9-715-18274
Murray St.8-816-17230
Austin Peay7-911-19261
Eastern Ill.6-1014-15265
Other games
Wisc 68 Final
Minn 61
Ole Miss 60 Final
Miss St 70
TNST 72 Final
Illinois 71 Final
Indiana 84
STMA 59 Final