COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Jud Dillard scored a career-high 34 points, including 11 of Tennessee Tech's last 14 points, and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Golden Eagles edged Coastal Carolina 71-69 Thursday night.
Tennessee Tech (2-0), coming off a 107-32 trouncing of Crowley's Ridge, led 57-50 with 7:38 to go after rallying from a 35-30 halftime deficit.
The Chanticleers (1-2) tied it at 57 on Badou Diagne's jumper, but Dillard dunked to restore Tennessee Tech's lead with 5:32 left.
Anthony Raffa hit a 3-pointer for Coastal Carolina, which built a four-point lead with 3:01 left, but Dillard kept the Golden Eagles close.
Jeremiah Samarrippas' driving layup with 1:18 remaining put Tennessee Tech ahead for good, although Dillard still scored three more points.
Kierre Greenwood's layup with 1 second left was the final margin.
Raffa had 25 points and Greenwood 19 for the Chanticleers, who made 29 free throws to Tennessee Tech's 15.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite
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