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NCAA Game Summary - Tennessee Tech at Tennessee State



(Thursday, January 2nd)

Final Score: Tennessee Tech 57, Tennessee State 53

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Josiah Moore led the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles with 13 points in a 57-53 win over the Tennessee State Tigers at the Gentry Center in an Ohio Valley Conference tilt.

Dwan Caldwell was the only other player for TTU (8-8, 1-0 OVC) scoring double figures with 10. Jeremiah Samarrippas scored seven and led the team with six assists. The Golden Eagles had 17 assists as a team but matched that with 17 turnovers.

Kennedy Eubanks was one of two Tigers (1-14, 0-2) to tally a double-double, as he scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. M.J. Rhett scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Patrick Miller had a busy night as well as he tallied 13 points, six assists, four steals and four rebounds.

The Tigers entered the intermission on top, 25-22. The Golden Eagles were able to stay in the game due to their bench, who scored 17 of the team's 22 first half points. Moore scored 11 of his 13 on 4-of-5 shooting from the field in the first half.

The Golden Eagles starters picked up the slack in the second half, scoring 28 of the team's 35 points. The Golden Eagles took a 52-46 lead with 4:32 remaining after a 10-0 run and the Tigers would not get closer than two the rest of the game.

The Golden Eagles took a slim 29-28 margin in the overall series record with the victory.

01/03 00:26:04 ET

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