Tennessee Tech 68, Austin Peay 65

BY foxsports • March 2, 2010

Kevin Murphy had 18 points and hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 6 seconds left to give Tennessee Tech a 68-65 win over Austin Peay on Tuesday night in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.

The Golden Eagles (15-16), seeded sixth, rallied from an eight-point deficit with 13:09 left and led the third-seeded Governors 56-51 with 6:09 to go.

Austin Peay (17-15) pulled ahead 57-56, then Tennessee Tech regained the lead on a layup by Alfred Jones, who also scored 18 points.

Anthony Campbell's 3-pointer with 8 seconds left made it 65-65, then Murphy hit his decisive shot to send the Golden Eagles into a semifinal game Friday against Morehead State, which defeated Jacksonville State 87-54.

Tennessee Tech shot 65.5 percent (19-for-29) in the second half while the Governors shot 61.9 percent (13-for-21).

Campbell scored 16 to lead Austin Peay.

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