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Tennessee Tech handles Kennesaw State 81-68
Thursday, Dec 22, 2011

LAS VEGAS (AP)—Kevin Murphy scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds to lead Tennessee Tech to an 81-68 victory over Kennesaw State on Thursday in the Las Vegas Classic.

Jud Dillard had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Golden Eagles (7-5), who shot 59 percent and converted 7 of 13 3-pointers.

Liam McMorrow added 15 points and seven rebounds and Zach Bailey had 13 points for the Golden Eagles, who will play Bethune-Cookman in the final round Friday.

Markeith Cummings led Kennesaw State (2-9) with a season-high 27 points. Spencer Dixon added 22 points and six assists for the Owls, who will face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday.

After leading 46-35 at halftime, Tennessee Tech increased the gap to 16 with 14:54 left. The Owls never got closer than six points the rest of the way.

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