COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Elijah Muhammad scored 18 points, including 10 straight to help Tennessee Tech pull away from Eastern Illinois in the final 4 minutes of a 75-65 win on Thursday night.
The Golden Eagles (11-10, 5-5 Ohio Valley Conference) have won three in a row and four of their last five games.
The Golden Eagles tied the game at 53-53 on a free throw by Murphy with 4:43 left. His second foul shot put Tennessee Tech in front for good.
Zach Bailey buried a 3-pointer, then Muhammad scored the next 10 points as the Golden Eagles' lead grew to 67-55 with 1:25 left.
Jeremy Granger led Eastern Illinois (11-10, 5-6) with 16 points.