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 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.