Tennessee Tech 65, E. Illinois 64

Zac Swansey scored his only field goal with 4.5 seconds left and

Tennessee Tech survived a furious Eastern Illinois rally for a

65-64 victory Sunday night in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

The Golden Eagles (4-5, 2-0) led by 17 points in the second

half, but their last double-digit advantage disappeared during a

5:50 stretch in which Eastern Illinois (4-7, 1-2) outscored them


Swansey, who had eight assists to lead Tennessee Tech, had

missed his first five shots before hitting the game-winner. Alfred

Jones came off the bench to lead the Golden Eagles with 13 points.

Zach Bailey added 12 points and Kevin Murphy contributed 10.

Curry McKinney and Jeremy Granger led all scorers with 15 apiece

for the Panthers. James Hollowell added 12 points and seven

rebounds for Eastern Illinois.