COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Kevin Murphy set the Tennessee Tech
single-game scoring record with 50 points and the Golden Eagles
defeated Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 98-80 Monday night.
Murphy Hits The Big 5-0
Kevin Murphy became the first Ohio Valley Conference player in 20 years to score 50 points in a game (also a school-record). Stats & Info blog
Murphy was 16 of 21 from the field, going 6 of 9 from 3-point
range and 12 of 14 from the free-throw line, in breaking John
Best's previous record of 38 points.Murphy is the first Division I player this season to score 50 or more in a game. The previous high this season was set by Creighton's Doug McDermott, who scored 44 in the Bluejays' win at Bradley on Jan. 7. Trailing 21-19, Tennessee Tech went on a 14-2 run and led the
rest of the way. Murphy scored 10 points during the spurt,
including the capper on a dunk with 5:08 left in the first half. The Golden Eagles (14-9, 6-4 Ohio Valley Conference) shot 55
percent from the field (33 of 60) in handing the Cougars their
sixth straight loss. Javon McKay added 15 points and Zac Swansey had 14 rebounds for
Tennessee Tech. The Cougars (5-14, 3-7) were led by Jerome Jones with 25 points
and Mark Yelovich with 19 points and 12 rebounds.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Tennessee Tech guard Kevin Murphy became the first player this season to score 50+ in a game, netting a school-record 50 Monday night in the Golden Eagles' 98-80 win over SIU-Edwardsville.
The previous high this season was set by Creighton's Doug McDermott, who scored 44 in the Blue Jays' win at Bradley on Jan. 7th.
50 is the most by any player since Jimmer Fredette poured in 52 last March 11th in BYU's 87-76 win over New Mexico in the Mountain West Semis.
Jimmer played the full 40 minutes in his outburst, while Murphy played only 34.