COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Jud Dillard scored 20 points and Tennessee Tech held off Missouri-Kansas City 68-62 Saturday night in a nonconference game.
The Golden Eagles (11-16) led by nine in the second half, but the Kangaroos kept bouncing back to tie it five times.
Knotted at 58-58 with 3:48 left, Tennessee Tech closed the game on a 10-4 run, sparked by five straight points by Jeremiah Samarrippas.
Tennessee Tech made 17 of 22 free throws, including 10 of 12 in the second half, while the UMKC was 11 of 19 from the line.
Led by Fred Chatmon's 10 boards, the Kangaroos (7-22), of the Summit League, had a 37-32 rebounding advantage.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.
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