Tennessee Tech defeats SIU-Edwardsville 78-69 in OT
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Micaiah Henry had 14 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high tying four blocks to lead Tennessee Tech to a 78-69 overtime win over SIU-Edwardsville on Thursday night for its fourth home win in a row.
Courtney Alexander’s dunk sparked an 8-0 closing run and Tennessee Tech never trailed in OT. The Cougars (5-10, 1-2) missed their final 11 shots, beginning with a potential winning 3 as time in regulation expired.
TTU took a seven-point lead when Martin converted a 3-point play with 2:39 left in regulation. Neither team scored until McFarland hit 1 of 2 free throws with 1:01 left and, after a Golden Eagles turnover, Kinchen and McFarland hit back-to-back 3s to make it 67-all and force OT.