Scores

Final

SIU Edwardsville 80

(5-14, 3-7 OVC)

Tenn Tech 98

(14-9, 6-4 OVC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 30, 2012

    Hooper Eblen Center, Cookeville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    SIUE 33 4780
    TNTC 48 5098

    Top Performers

    SIU-Edwardsville: M. Yelovich 19 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Tennessee Tech: K. Murphy 50 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Kevin Murphy scores 50 points, most in country this season

    ESPN.com news services

    COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Kevin Murphy set the Tennessee Tech single-game scoring record with 50 points and the Golden Eagles defeated Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 98-80 Monday night.

    Murphy was 16 of 21 from the field, going 6 of 9 from 3-point range and 12 of 14 from the free-throw line, in breaking John Best's previous record of 38 points.

    Murphy is the first Division I player this season to score 50 or more in a game. The previous high this season was set by Creighton's Doug McDermott, who scored 44 in the Bluejays' win at Bradley on Jan. 7.

    Trailing 21-19, Tennessee Tech went on a 14-2 run and led the rest of the way. Murphy scored 10 points during the spurt, including the capper on a dunk with 5:08 left in the first half.

    The Golden Eagles (14-9, 6-4 Ohio Valley Conference) shot 55 percent from the field (33 of 60) in handing the Cougars their sixth straight loss.

    Javon McKay added 15 points and Zac Swansey had 14 rebounds for Tennessee Tech.

    The Cougars (5-14, 3-7) were led by Jerome Jones with 25 points and Mark Yelovich with 19 points and 12 rebounds.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIUE
    TNTC
    Points 80 98
    FG Made-Attempted 27-64 (.422) 33-60 (.550)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 7-14 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-29 (.690) 25-30 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 24

    2011-12 Season

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    Research Notes

    Tennessee Tech guard Kevin Murphy became the first player this season to score 50+ in a game, netting a school-record 50 Monday night in the Golden Eagles' 98-80 win over SIU-Edwardsville. The previous high this season was set by Creighton's Doug McDermott, who scored 44 in the Blue Jays' win at Bradley on Jan. 7th. 50 is the most by any player since Jimmer Fredette poured in 52 last March 11th in BYU's 87-76 win over New Mexico in the Mountain West Semis. Jimmer played the full 40 minutes in his outburst, while Murphy played only 34.

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