Tennessee Tech 89, Lipscomb 87
Kevin Murphy scored 29 points as Tennessee Tech rallied in the
second half to force overtime, then held on to prevail against
Lipscomb 89-87 Saturday night.
Murphy made 1 of 2 free throws with 3 seconds left in overtime
to put Tennessee Tech (5-4) ahead 89-87. Lipscomb (6-5) missed a
desperation heave from past halfcourt at the buzzer.
Trailing 38-30 at halftime, Tennessee Tech (5-4) sank 6 of 8
3-point attempts in the second half, including 4 by Murphy. Robert
Boyd, who scored a career-high 23 for Lipscomb, hit a 3-pointer
with 12 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 77.
Deonte Alexander had a career-best 21 for Lipscomb, including
four 3-pointers. His last came with 0:05 left, pulling the Bisons
within one, 88-87, after Zach Bailey’s free throw had given the
Golden Eagles an 88-84 lead. Murphy’s foul shot and Lipscomb’s long
miss then ended it.