Scores

Final

E Illinois 69

(4-11, 1-3 OVC)

Tenn Tech 81

(9-9, 2-1 OVC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 9, 2014

    Hooper Eblen Center, Cookeville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    EIU 36 3369
    TNTC 43 3881

    Top Performers

    Eastern Illinois: D. Chatman 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Stl

    Tennessee Tech: J. Samarrippas 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast

    Tennessee Tech surges past Eastern Illinois 81-69

    Associated Press

    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Jeremiah Samarrippas scored 18 points and Jordan Johnson added 12 to propel Tennessee Tech past Eastern Illinois 81-69 Thursday night.

    The Golden Eagles (9-9, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference) shot 46.9 percent from the field and hit 10 3-pointers. Dwan Caldwell scored 11 points and Josiah Moore had 10.

    Eastern Illinois (4-11, 1-3) shot 51 percent, but gave up 25 points off turnovers. Dylan Chatman led the Panthers with 14 points and Sherman Blanford chipped in 11.

    Tennessee Tech led 43-36 at halftime and used a 9-2 surge to lead by 10 early in the second half. Eastern Illinois climbed back to tie the game at 59 with 7:30 remaining, but the Golden Eagles closed the game on a 12-3 run as they hit their last eight free throws. Meanwhile, the Panthers went cold, missing three field goal attempts and committing three turnovers in the final minutes.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EIU
    TNTC
    Points 69 81
    FG Made-Attempted 26-51 (.510) 23-49 (.469)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 10-21 (.476)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-17 (.588) 25-30 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

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