Tennessee Tech vs Eastern Illinois Recap - Tennessee Tech Wins 77-73

Tennessee Tech got a 34-point performance from Jud Dillard as Tennessee Tech handed Eastern Illinois a 77-73 defeat on Thursday at Lantz Arena.

Tennessee Tech was a 1-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Dennis Ogbe had 11 points for Tennessee Tech and Mitchell Hill chipped in with 9 points. Jeremiah Samarrippas had 8 assists for them, while Jud Dillard was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 5 boards.

Eastern Illinois got 25 points from Morris Woods in a losing cause and another 18 points from Sherman Blanford. Austin Akers contributed 6 assists for them, while Morris Woods had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Eastern Illinois were victorious, as the score was 44-40 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Eastern Illinois as they grabbed 28 boards, while Tennessee Tech only had 27.