COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Willie Jenkins scored 28 points to lead
Tennessee Tech to an 86-72 victory Thursday night over Eastern
Illinois in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams.
Tennessee Tech (6-6, 1-0) sealed the win with a 9-2 run that
started with 9:20 to play, giving the Golden Eagles a 77-62 lead.
Jenkins had five points during the run.
Eastern Illinois (5-6, 0-1) trailed 38-36 at the half.
Tennessee Tech took the lead for good with a 13-0 spurt capped
by a Derek Stribling dunk with 12:58 to play in the first half,
giving the Golden Eagles a 21-8 lead.