EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Marlon Hunter and Jamall Gregory scored 18 points apiece and Malcolm Drumwright sank 1 of 2 free throws with 2 seconds left to help No. 4 seed Jacksonville State hold off fifth-seeded Tennessee Tech 73-70 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.
The win sends the Gamecocks (21-11) to a semifinal game against No. 1 seed Murray State (24-5) on Friday.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Mason Ramsey scored 19 points and fifth-seeded Tennessee Tech posted a 60-51 victory over SIU-Edwardsville in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Wednesday night.
The Golden Eagles advance to play No. 4 seed Jacksonville State Thursday night in a tournament quarterfinal.
Phillips scores 29, Tennessee Tech downs Austin Peay 86-80
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Curtis Phillips Jr. scored a career-high 29 points with four 3-pointers, grabbed seven rebounds and had three steals to lead Tennessee Tech to an 86-80 win over Austin Peay on Thursday night to end a three-game skid.
Kajon Mack scored 19 points with seven assists and Shaq Calhoun added 16 points for the Golden Eagles (17-11, 9-6 Ohio Valley Conference), who hit 10 3-pointers and shot 53 percent from the field to sweep the season series against the Governors.
Egekeze lifts Belmont to 75-70 win over Tennessee Tech
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amanze Egekeze poured in 28 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 60 seconds left in the game, to propel Belmont to a 75-70 victory over Tennessee Tech on Saturday night.
Egekeze hit all 13 of his free-throw attempts and added 10 rebounds to notch his second double-double of the season for the Bruins (20-7, 12-2 Ohio Valley Conference). Kevin McClain scored 15 and Dylan Windler finished with 14 points and 11 boards for his 12th double-double of the campaign.
Mack Smith scores 31, Eastern Illinois beats Tennessee Tech
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Mack Smith had a career-high 31 points, Montell Goodwin added 23 and Eastern Illinois made 11 of 17 from 3-point range to beat Tennessee Tech 79-71 on Saturday.
Smith, a freshman, was 5 of 7 from 3-point range and 12 of 17 overall from the field. Goodwin made 4 of 5 3-point attempts and 7 of 9 foul shots while grabbing six boards and handing out six assists.
Mack, Calhoun help Tennessee Tech edge SIU-Edwardsville
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Kajon Mack tossed in 18 points, Shaq Calhoun had 16 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and Tennessee Tech held on for a 68-67 victory over SIU-Edwardsville despite missing its last eight shots from the floor on Thursday night.
Mack, Phillips combine for 41 points and 18 rebounds in win
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kajon Mack had 22 points and eight rebounds, Curtis Phillips Jr. added 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Tennessee Tech beat Southeast Missouri State 76-65 on Thursday night.
Tennessee Tech dominated on the boards, outrebounding the Redhawks 43-23.
The Golden Eagles (14-8, 6-3 Ohio Valley conference) never led in the first half, but managed to keep things close despite shooting just 37 percent overall, 3 of 13 behind the arc. The Redhawks led 33-29.
Mack lifts Tennessee Tech over Eastern Kentucky 70-67
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Kajon Mack scored the final six points of the game — all at the free-throw line — and Tennessee Tech rallied for a 70-67 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Thursday night.
Murray State roughs up Tennssee Tech 71-45
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jonathan Stark hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 with five assists and three steals and Terrell Miller Jr. notched a double-double as Murray State put the clamps on Tennessee Tech in a 71-45 victory on Saturday night.
Tennessee Tech pulls away early, beats Austin Peay 86-74
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Curtis Phillips Jr. scored 26 points to lead Tennessee Tech to an 86-74 victory over Austin Peay on Thursday night.
Tennessee Tech (12-6, 4-1 Ohio Valley Conference) has won four of its last five games while Austin Peay (9-8, 4-1) had its four-game win streak snapped.
Phillips was 8 of 12 from the field. Aleksa Jugovic added 22 points and made all 10 of his free throws for the Golden Eagles. Kajon Mack and Mason Ramsey each chipped in 12 points.
Windler leads Belmont to 80-67 win over Tennessee Tech
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dylan Windler tied his season high with 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting to lead four Belmont players in double figures and the Bruins breezed to an 80-67 victory over Tennessee Tech on Thursday night for their sixth straight win.
Kevin McClain scored 17 points, Amanze Egekeze scored 14 with seven rebounds and Austin Luke added 11 points and nine assists for Belmont (11-5, 3-0 Ohio Valley Conference), which beat Tennessee Tech for the eighth time in the last 11 matchups.
Phillips sends Tennessee Tech past Morehead St., 69-67
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Curtis Phillips Jr., scored 17 points with 10 rebounds and made the game-winning shot at the buzzer to lift Tennessee Tech to a 69-67 Ohio Valley Conference opening win against Morehead State Thursday night.
Phillips grabbed the offensive rebound when Kajon Mack missed a short-shot attempt near the rim with three seconds left. A.J. Hicks's layup with 32 seconds remaining tied it at 67.
Jugovic leads Tennessee Tech over New Mexico 104-96
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Aleksa Jugovic hit his first nine shots and finished with a career-high 31 points to help Tennessee Tech knock off New Mexico 104-96 on Tuesday night.
Jugovic hit all seven of his 3-pointers, including a dagger in the final minute that put the Golden Eagles (4-1) up 97-93, and also added six assists.
Chris McNeal scored 29 points on 7-of-11 shooting on 3-pointers, and Sam Logwood added 21 for the Lobos (2-2).
Tennessee State beats Kennesaw State 82-68
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Curtis Phillips Jr. scored 21 points with eight rebounds and five assists and led five players in double figures as Tennessee State beat Kennesaw State 82-68 on Saturday night.
Phillips was 7 of 18 from the field including three 3-pointers for the Golden Eagles (3-1). Aleksa Jugovic added 14 points and four assists, Mason Ramsey had 12 points and seven rebounds and Courtney Alexander II and Kajon Mack had 10 points apiece. Alexander also led the team with 10 rebounds.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jonathan Stark scored a career high 41 points, and his 3-pointer with six seconds left in the second overtime gave Murray State an 85-84 win over Tennessee Tech in an opening round game of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Wednesday night.
Tennessee Tech's Hakeem Rogers missed a 3-pointer with a second left to end the game.
Tennessee Tech beats Jacksonville St. 79-78 in OT
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Hakeem Rogers scored 20 points, and Aleksa Jugovic made a pair of free throws with two seconds left to lift Tennessee Tech past Jacksonville State 79-78 in overtime Saturday.
Greg Tucker put the Gamecocks up 78-77 with a pair of free throws with 11 seconds to play.
Mack has career night, TTU gives Belmont 1st league loss
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kajon Mack had career highs in points (24) and rebounds (12) as Tennessee Tech dropped Belmont 83-70 on Saturday night to give the Bruins their only Ohio Valley Conference blemish this season.
Mack was 8 of 11 from the floor. Curtis Phillips added a career-best 19 points and Stephaun Adams had a career-high 11 for Tennessee Tech (11-17, 7-6).
Tennessee Tech cruises to 87-68 win over Eastern Illinois
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Aleksa Jugovic scored 24 points, including four 3-pointers, and Tennessee Tech rolled to an 87-68 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.
Kajon Mack added 17 points for Tennessee Tech (10-16, 6-5 Ohio Valley Conference), Curtis Phillips had 15 and Mason Ramsey got 14 to go with 10 rebounds. The Golden Eagles shot 55 percent, hitting 11 for 20 from long range and 33 of 60 overall to snap a two-game skid.
Martinez has 22 points, 21 boards as UT Martin whips Tech
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Javier Martinez scored 22 points on 11-of-14 shooting and grabbed 21 — the first 20-20 game in school history — to lead Tennessee-Martin to a 75-46 win over Tennessee Tech on Wednesday night.
Jacolby Mobley added 15 points, Matthew Butler 12 and Kedar Edwards 11 for the Skyhawks (16-9, 6-4 Ohio Valley).
Jacksonville St. knocks off Tennessee Tech 74-59 behind Giga
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Norbertas Giga scored 20 points and gathered 12 rebounds, and Malcolm Drumwright had 15 points to lead Jacksonville State past Tennessee Tech 74-59 on Saturday night.
Hakeem Rogers tied the game at 52 for the Golden Eagles with 7:57 left to play. That's when Jacksonville State (12-8, 4-1 Ohio Valley) went on a 22-7 run to put the game out of reach, including an 8-0 finish.
Tennessee Tech fights off Murray State for 71-67 win
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mason Ramsey scored a career-high 19 points, Kajon Mack scored 17 points and added six rebounds and four assists, and Tennessee Tech remained unbeaten in conference with a 71-67 win over Murray State on Saturday night.
Tennessee Tech (7-11, 3-0 Ohio Valley) led 21-6 with 8:56 left in the first half, but the Racers finished the half on a 22-8 run and took a five-point lead with 11:15 remaining, 53-48.
Tennessee Tech stops Austin Peay 76-67 as Jugovic scores 17
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Aleksa Jugovic scored 17 points, making 5 of 9 3-point shots, and Tennessee Tech broke away in the final minutes to defeat Austin Peay 76-67 on Thursday night.
Austin Peay learned earlier Thursday that longtime coach Dave Loos took a leave of absence to continue chemotherapy for a cancerous tumor. Loos hadn't missed a game since March 7, 1990.
Kajon Mack scored 16 points for Tennessee Tech (6-11, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference), Hakeem Rogers had 13 and Stephaun Adams 10.
Mack scores 22 as Tennessee Tech tops SIU-Edwardsville 72-66
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Kajon Mack scored a career-high 22 points and Tennessee Tech made five of six free throws in the final seconds to defeat SIU Edwardsville 72-66 in an Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams Saturday.
Williams with winning 3, Lipscomb edges Tennessee Tech 81-79
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Williams scored 25 points including a 3-pointer with a second to play that gave Lipscomb an 81-79 victory over Tennessee Tech on Saturday night.
Williams got the assist from Garrison Mathews and made the game-winning shot with one second to go. It was his second of two from distance that brought the Bisons (5-9) from a four-point deficit to the win in the final 38 seconds.
Henderson leads Sam Houston State to 78-71 win
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dakarai Henderson made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points and Sam Houston State defeated Tennessee Tech 78-71 on Sunday.
Paul Baxter and Albert Almanza added 12 points each for the Bearkats (3-1), who shot 48.1 percent and an even 50 percent (9 of 18) from the arc. Chris Galbreath Jr. had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. John Dewey III handed out seven assists.
Hot-shooting Tennessee Tech routs Alabama A&M 95-61
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Markell Henderson scored 30 points to lead Tennessee Tech in a 95-61 rout of Alabama A&M on Thursday night.
The Golden Eagles bounced back from shooting just 38 percent from the field in their 86-74 loss Monday night against visiting Central Michigan. Tennessee Tech shot 59 percent on 37-of-63 shooting, and hit 10 of 21 3-point shots.