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.
ESPN's Dan Dakich joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss the SEC's presence in the NBA Draft.
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.
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