Tenntech 22 35 57
Tennst 25 28 53
Date of game: 1/2/2014

Recap: Tennessee St vs. Tenn Tech

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Josiah Moore led the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles with 13 points in a 57-53 win over the Tennessee State Tigers at the Gentry Center in an Ohio Valley Conference tilt.

Dwan Caldwell was the only other player for TTU (8-8, 1-0 OVC) scoring double figures with 10. Jeremiah Samarrippas scored seven and led the team with six assists. The Golden Eagles had 17 assists as a team but matched that with 17 turnovers.

Kennedy Eubanks was one of two Tigers (1-14, 0-2) to tally a double-double, as he scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. M.J. Rhett scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Patrick Miller had a busy night as well as he tallied 13 points, six assists, four steals and four rebounds.

The Tigers entered the intermission on top, 25-22. The Golden Eagles were able to stay in the game due to their bench, who scored 17 of the team's 22 first half points. Moore scored 11 of his 13 on 4-of-5 shooting from the field in the first half.

The Golden Eagles starters picked up the slack in the second half, scoring 28 of the team's 35 points. The Golden Eagles took a 52-46 lead with 4:32 remaining after a 10-0 run and the Tigers would not get closer than two the rest of the game.

The Golden Eagles took a slim 29-28 margin in the overall series record with the victory.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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