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Eastern Kentucky beats Tennessee Tech 80-69

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RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) -- Mike DiNunno scored a game-high 21 points as Eastern Kentucky surged past Tennessee Tech 80-69 Thursday night in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Glenn Cosey scored 17, Eric Stutz added 14 and Tarius Johnson had 13 to help Eastern Kentucky (20-6, 9-3) win its fourth straight game.

Trailing 46-41 early in the second half, Eastern Kentucky used a 16-4 run, capped by Stutz's 3-pointer, to go up 57-50 with 9:30 remaining.

Tennessee Tech (9-15, 3-9) got within five, 68-63 with 5:14 to go, but the Golden Eagles managed just one more field goal the rest of the way.

Even though the Golden Eagles shot 46.4 percent (13 of 28) in the second half, the Colonels shot better - 57.1 percent (16 of 28).

Eastern Kentucky made 13 of 16 free throws after intermission.

Dennis Ogbe and Jud Dillard led the Golden Eagles with 17 points and eight rebounds apiece.

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