Eastern Illinois vs Tennessee Tech Recap - Tennessee Tech Wins 81-69

Tennessee Tech earned an 81-69 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday, getting 18 points from Jeremiah Samarrippas at Eblen Center.

Tennessee Tech was the ATS victor, as they covered the 7-point spread as a favorite.

Jordan Johnson had 12 points for Tennessee Tech and Dwan Caldwell chipped in with 11 points. Jeremiah Samarrippas had 4 assists for them, while Dwan Caldwell was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

Eastern Illinois got a 14-point performance from Dylan Chatman, who was supported by 11 points from Sherman Blanford. Reggie Smith had 4 assists in a losing cause for Eastern Illinois, while Sherman Blanford grabbed 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Tennessee Tech were victorious, as the score was 43-36 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Tennessee Tech as they grabbed 33 boards, while Eastern Illinois only had 27.