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.
Tennessee Tech controls Tennessee St. in 69-64 victory
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shaq Calhoun scored 21 points, Curtis Phillips Jr. had a double-double and Tennessee Tech led most of the way in a 69-64 win over Tennessee State on Thursday night.
Phillips had back-to-back layups for a 7-4 lead with 13:32 left in the first half and the Golden Eagles (18-12, 10-7 Ohio Valley) led the rest of the game. Calhoun and Cade Crosland scored consecutive 3-pointers before intermission and Tennessee Tech led 33-19 at halftime.
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, 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.
Tenn Tech recovers to hold off UT Martin 63-55
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Curtis Phillips scored 17 points and Tennessee Tech made 10 of 16 free throws in the final five minutes to defeat Tennessee-Martin 63-55 on Saturday night after blowing an 18-point second-half lead.
After the Skyhawks caught the Golden Eagles with a 29-11 run in less than 12 minutes, Tennessee Tech recovered with a 10-2 run to pull the game out.
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.
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.
Tennessee Tech pulls away late, beats Eastern Kentucky 77-69
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Aleksa Jugovic scored 28 points and Tennessee Tech pulled away late to beat Eastern Kentucky 77-69 on Saturday night.
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.
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.