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Top 9 2nd Rounders To Look Out For

In years past we have seen a ton of talent come from the second round of the draft. Some have become stars like Manu Ginobili, Carlos Boozer, Monta Ellis, Rashard Lewis and Gilbert Arenas. Others have become some of the leagues premier role players like Stephen Jackson, Mehmet Okur, Luis Scola, Mo Williams, Trevor Ariza, Marcin Gortat, Paul Millsap, and from last years draft, Isaiah...
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June 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Tenn. Tech loses to No. 12 Murray St. 78-58 at OVC

Tennessee Tech felt ready to play Murray State for the second time in seven days. A slow start against the 12th-ranked team in the country proved too much to overcome. Murray State jumped out to an 18-4 lead, and the Racers never let Tennessee Tech get closer than five in losing 78-58 in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament semifinals Friday night. ''I thought we fought...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 12 Murray St. 78, Tennessee Tech 58

Donte Poole scored 25 points, and 12th-ranked Murray State routed Tennessee Tech 78-58 Friday night in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament semifinals. Now the Racers (29-1) will play the winner of Tennessee State-Morehead State in the championship Saturday trying to add a 15th overall tournament title to their regular season title. The Racers beat Tennessee Tech 69-64 to wrap...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tech 77, SE Missouri 73

Kevin Murphy scored 24 points as Tennessee Tech built a big lead, then rallied for a 77-73 victory over Southeast Missouri State Thursday night in an Ohio Valley Conference tournament quarterfinal. The Golden Eagles (19-12), who got 18 points from Jud Dillard, led 42-27 at halftime. But Southeast Missouri State (15-16) rallied behind Tyler Stone. He posted a 24-point, 11-rebound...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tech-Murray St. Preview

Coming off the most successful regular season in school history, the last thing Murray State needs is a second straight early exit from the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. The top-seeded and No. 12 Racers look to avoid that fate Friday night in Nashville when they begin their quest for a 15th tournament title with a semifinal contest against Tennessee Tech, the team that knocked...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray State wins conference title

Tennessee Tech coach Steve Payne wants his players to take note of their weaknesses and Murray State's shortcomings, too. He figures these teams will meet again very, very soon. The Golden Eagles lost 69-64 to the 14th-ranked Racers on Saturday night but still earned a first-round bye in next week's Ohio Valley Conference tournament after a fourth-place finish for the season...
Via Fox Sports
February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tech loses 69-64 to No. 14 Murray State

Tennessee Tech coach Steve Payne wants his players to take note of their weaknesses and Murray State's shortcomings, too. He figures these teams will meet again very, very soon. The Golden Eagles lost 69-64 to the 14th-ranked Racers on Saturday night but still earned a first-round bye in next week's Ohio Valley Conference tournament after a fourth-place finish for the season...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 14 Murray St. 69, Tennessee Tech 64

Isaiah Canaan scored 18 points and No. 14 Murray State beat Tennessee Tech 69-64 on Saturday night to finish the season undefeated on the road for the first time in school history. The victory capped the best regular season ever for the Racers (28-1, 15-1 Ohio Valley Conference), who were the last Division I team to lose this season. The Racers are one of three teams with only one...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Murray St.-Tennessee Tech Preview

Regardless of the outcome of Murray State's regular-season finale, it's been a special campaign for the 14th-ranked Racers. Before turning their attention to the postseason, however, they have a few things left to accomplish. They'll look to finish undefeated on the road for the first time in school history and set a program record for regular-season victories Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tech 77, Coastal Carolina 71

Jud Dillard recorded 22 points and seven rebounds while Kevin Murphy added 21 points and nine boards in Tennessee Tech's 77-71 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday. Murphy and Dillard make up the No. 3 scoring duo in NCAA Division I, combining to average 38.4 points per contest. Coastal Carolina (18-9) opened the game on a 10-3 run and pushed that lead to 23-8 behind a Chris...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee St. 68, Tennessee Tech 53

Robert Covington scored 16 points as Tennessee State won its seventh consecutive game, defeating Tennessee Tech 68-53 Saturday night. The Tigers (17-10, 10-4 Ohio Valley Conference) were coming off a 72-68 win over ninth-ranked Murray State on Thursday night, but it wasn't until the second half that they pulled away from the Golden Eagles (16-12, 8-7), who beat them 92-86 on...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2012  |  Discuss

E. Illinois 74, Tennessee Tech 57

James Hollowell scored 17 points in only his second start of the season and Eastern Illinois took control early Thursday night in a 74-57 win over Tennessee Tech, snapping an eight-game losing streak. The Panthers (10-14, 3-9 Ohio Valley Conference) scored the last six points of the first half - with four by Hollowell - to lead 28-20 at the break, then opened the second half with...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tech 76, Jacksonville St. 68

Jud Dillard had 26 points and 12 rebounds and Kevin Murphy added 23 points as Tennessee Tech defeated Jacksonville State 76-68 Saturday to split the season series. Dillard and Murphy came in as the No. 2 scoring duo in NCAA Division I, averaging a combined 39.8 points per game behind Damian Lillard and Scott Bamforth of Weber State (40.7 points). Dillard was 9 of 13 and Murphy...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Tenn. Tech's Martin 1st to score 50 this season

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.
Via ESPN
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tech 98, SIU-Edwardsville 80

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. Trailing 21-19, Tennessee Tech went on a 14-2 run and led...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tech's Murphy scores 50 in win (AP)

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.
Via Rivals.com
January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tech 82, E. Kentucky 65

Kevin Murphy scored 34 points, hit four 3-pointers and went 8 of 8 from the free-throw line to lead Tennessee Tech in an 82-65 win over Eastern Kentucky on Thursday night. Jud Dillard was the only other player in double figures, scoring 14 points for the Golden Eagles (13-8, 5-3 Ohio Valley Conference) and going 8 of 9 from the charity stripe. Tennessee Tech outshot Eastern Kentucky...
Via Fox Sports
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tech 77, SE Missouri 62

Kevin Murphy scored 26 points and Tennessee Tech outshot Southeast Missouri to earn a 77-62 Ohio Valley Conference victory Saturday night The Golden Eagles (12-8, 4-3), coming off a last-second 63-62 loss to Jacksonville State, led wire to wire and snapped a two-game skid. They shot 56.6 percent from the field (30 of 53) compared to 48.2 percent for the Redhawks (27 of 56). Southeast...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Jacksonville State edges Tennessee Tech 63-62

Dion Waiters scored three of his nine points in the game's final second, converting a three-point play to push Jacksonville State past Tennessee Tech 63-62 Thursday night. Down 62-60 with 6 seconds left, Jacksonville State's Darion Rackley grabbed the rebound off a free throw miss by Tennessee Tech's Kevin Murphy and got the ball to Waiters. The junior guard was fouled...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Jacksonville St. 63, Tennessee Tech 62

Dion Waiters scored three of his nine points in the game's final second, converting a three-point play to push Jacksonville State past Tennessee Tech 63-62 Thursday night. Down 62-60 with 6 seconds left, Jacksonville State's Darion Rackley grabbed the rebound off a free throw miss by Tennessee Tech's Kevin Murphy and got the ball to Waiters. The junior guard was fouled...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 15 Murray St. 82, Tennessee Tech 74

Donte Poole scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead unbeaten No. 15 Murray State to its 18th straight victory, 82-74 over Tennessee Tech on Saturday. Isaiah Canaan added 24 points as the Racers (18-0, 6-0 Ohio Valley Conference) set the school record for longest winning streak in school history, surpassing the 17 in a row by the 2009-10 team. Tennessee...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tech-Murray St. Preview

DAN BURCH STATS Writer One of just three remaining undefeated teams in the country and off to the best start in school history, Murray State faces perhaps its biggest challenge of the Ohio Valley Conference season when it hosts Tennessee Tech on Saturday. With a 66-55 win over Jacksonville State on Thursday, the 15th-ranked Racers (17-0, 5-0) set the mark for best start in school...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tech 66, Morehead St. 55

Kevin Murphy scored 24 points, including a pair of late 3-pointers that helped Tennessee Tech pull away to a 66-55 victory over Morehead State on Saturday night. The Golden Eagles (11-6, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference) led by as many as 15 points in the first half and were ahead for all but 1:39 in the game, but Morehead State stayed within range and trailed just 58-53 with 2:53 remaining...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tech 85, UT-Martin 62

Jud Dillard scored 25 points to lead Tennessee Tech to an 85-62 win over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday for the Golden Eagles' first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season. Kevin Murphy added 18 points, Zach Bailey 13 and Zac Swansey dished out 12 assists for the Golden Eagles (9-6, 1-1), who have beaten their in-state conference foe six straight times. They lead the all-time...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tech 67, Bethune-Cookman 59

Jud Dillard and Kevin Murphy each scored 22 points to lead Tennessee Tech to a 67-59 win over Bethune-Cookman in a Las Vegas Classic game on Friday. Dillard also had eight rebounds for Tennessee Tech (8-5). The Golden Eagles led 35-27 at halftime and for the entire second half, but the Wildcats' Kevin Dukes made a 3-pointer to get Bethune-Cookman within 60-59. However, Zach...
Via Fox Sports
December 23, 2011  |  Discuss
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