Scores

Final

E Illinois 65

(11-10, 5-6 OVC)

Tenn Tech 75

(11-10, 5-5 OVC)

    8:30 PM ET, January 28, 2010

    Hooper Eblen Arena, Cookeville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    EIU 29 3665
    TNTC 26 4975

    Top Performers

    Eastern Illinois: T. Marion 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Tennessee Tech: E. Muhammad 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 5 Stl

    Tennessee Tech 75, E. Illinois 65

    Associated Press

    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.

    Tennessee Tech had four players in double figures, including Alfred Jones with 16 points, Kevin Murphy with 14 and Frank Davis with 12. Davis has scored 1,003 career points.

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EIU
    TNTC
    Points 65 75
    FG Made-Attempted 27-56 (.482) 24-45 (.533)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-8 (.875) 21-24 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 13

    2009-10 Season

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