COOKESVILLE, Tenn. -- Corey Walden scored 18 points to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 69-54 victory over Tennessee Tech in an Ohio Valley Conference game Thursday night.
It gave Eastern Kentucky a program-record 23rd victory this season.
Walden was 5 for 7 from the field, 2 of 3 on 3-pointers and 6 for 6 at the line.
Leading 25-23 at halftime, Eastern Kentucky opened the second half with a 15-2 run, including two 3-pointers by Glenn Cosey and one by Walden for a 40-25 advantage in the first 4:41.
Cosey had 14 points and Marcus Lewis 10 for the Colonels (23-7, 12-3), who lost 82-60 to Valparaiso on Saturday, snapping a six-game winning streak.
Eastern Kentucky swept Tennessee Tech this season, beating the Golden Eagles 80-69 on Feb. 14.
Jud Dillard had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Golden Eagles (111-17, 4-11), who had won two in a row coming in.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Badgers for his senior season.
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