COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Jud Dillard had 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to lead Tennessee Tech to a 70-52 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday night.
The Tigers shot 49.1 percent from the field (27 of 55) to the Governors' 40.4 percent (19 of 47), and Tennessee Tech ruled the lane, winning the rebound battle 36-27 and outscoring Austin Peay 37-22 in the paint.
Tennessee Tech led 13-2 on Ogbe's layup 2:52 into the game and kept the advantage at about 10 points. From 28-17 with 6:50 to go, the Tigers outscored the Governors 16-6 for a 44-23 halftime lead.
The closest Austin Peay got in the second half was 51-37 with 11:09 remaining.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.
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