COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Curtis Phillips Jr. scored 26 points to lead Tennessee Tech to an 86-74 victory over Austin Peay on Thursday night.
Tennessee Tech (12-6, 4-1 Ohio Valley Conference) has won four of its last five games while Austin Peay (9-8, 4-1) had its four-game win streak snapped.
Phillips was 8 of 12 from the field. Aleksa Jugovic added 22 points and made all 10 of his free throws for the Golden Eagles. Kajon Mack and Mason Ramsey each chipped in 12 points.
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Chris Porter-Bunton scored 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting to lead Austin Peay. Averyl Ugba had 16 points and Terry Taylor 10.
The Tigers used a 23-7 run spanning both halves for a 50-37 lead with 15 minutes left. Shaq Calhoun made two 3-pointers and Jugovic chipped in another six points during the stretch. Austin Peay pulled to 68-64 with 5:45 remaining, but didn’t get closer.