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Tennessee Tech 78, Austin Peay 61

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Belton Rivers led five players in
double figures with 19 points to lift Tennessee Tech past Austin
Peay 78-61 Thursday night in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for
both schools.

Tech (4-1, 1-0) stretched their lead early in the second half on
a 14-2 run sparked by Anthony Fisher, who scored five of his 11
points during the stretch.

Amadi McKenzie had 14 for Tech, Milone Clark 12 and Keyon Boyd
10.

Austin Peay (2-4, 0-1) was led by Maurice Hampton with 14 and
Zac Schlader with 11.

It was the 17th straight home victory for the Golden Eagles and
fourth in a row this year.

Austin Peay was hurt by 26 turnovers, 14 of them steals. Tech
turned the ball over 14 times.