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 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.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Ted Kapita was the top-rated recruit from West Virginia in the class of 2015 and recently played at DME Academy in Florida.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.
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