Tennessee Tech holds off Tennessee-Martin 85-71

Jud Dillard made all nine of his field goal attempts and scored 23 points to lead Tennessee Tech to an 85-71 win over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night.

The Golden Eagles got plenty of opportunities close to the basket, outscoring the Skyhawks 62-34 in the paint. Tennessee Tech also shot 67.3 percent (35 of 52) from the field, including making 19 of 23 shots in the second half.

Kevin Murphy added 16 points, Zac Swansey had 12 and Bassey Inameti 10 for the Golden Eagles (14-11, 10-6 Ohio Valley Conference), who swept the season series.

Tennessee-Martin shot 46.4 percent (26 of 56) from the field.

The Skyhawks (9-18, 4-11), were led by Troy King with 19 points. Reuben Clayton added 15 points, Terence Smith had 13 and Andres Irarrazabal 10 for Tennessee-Martin, which lost for the fourth time in the past five games.