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.