Tennessee Tech vs. Eastern Illinois: Recap and Stats

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Tennessee Tech vs. Eastern Illinois: Recap and Stats
Tennessee Tech 77
(7-9, 3-6 away)
Eastern Illinois 73
(3-14, 3-6 home)
Venue: Lantz Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 10, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Tennessee Tech 40 37 77
Eastern Illinois 44 29 73
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Tennessee Tech J Dillard 19 J Dillard 7 J Samarrippas 4
Eastern Illinois J Piper 10 S Blanford 5 A Akers 3

On Thursday, January 10th, Eastern Illinois allowed 36 points from three-point territory to Tennessee Tech and lost in front of the home crowd against the Golden Eagles 77-73 in conference play. Sherman Blanford got 16 points plus six assists for the Panthers. Morris Woods had a career-high 25 points and added seven rebounds. Jud Dillard finished with a game-high 34 points and five rebounds for the Golden Eagles. Eastern Illinois (3-14, 0-4 OVC) gets Jacksonville State (10-5, 2-2 OVC) on their home court on Saturday, January 12th.

Eastern Illinois Game Notes

  • The last time EIU started the season 3-14 was 2003.
  • The Panthers have been unlucky 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Eastern Illinois has lost 24 close games.
  • Eastern Illinois has lost 100% of the time this season (0-4) after recording 5 or fewer steals.
  • Eastern Illinois has lost 88% of the time this season (1-7) after committing 13 or more turnovers.
  • When the opposition records 25 or more field goals made this season, Eastern Illinois has lost 100% of the time (0-4).
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 52.1% or better this season, Eastern Illinois has lost 100% of the time (0-6).
  • When the opposition shoots a three-point percentage of 54.5% or better this season, Eastern Illinois has lost 100% of the time (0-3).
  • The Panthers set season highs for assists, field goal percentage, free throws made, and total points.
  • The last time EIU had a field goal percentage of 55.3% or higher was Dec 07, 2011 against Oakland City.
  • This is the 3rd loss of the season where the Panthers opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 7th game at home this season--EIU has a -3.0 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Morris Woods accounted for 34.2% of the team's points.
  • Morris Woods has led the team in scoring 5 times and in rebounding 4 times in 17 games this season.
  • This marks the 1st 20-point game of Morris Woods's career.

Tennessee Tech Game Notes

  • Jeremiah Samarrippas recorded a team season high in assists with 8.
  • Jud Dillard accounted for 44.1% of the team's points.
  • Jud Dillard has led the team in scoring 11 times and in rebounding 11 times in 16 games this season.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Dennis Ogbe.
  • Dennis Ogbe set career highs with a 100% field goal percentage, 3 three-pointers, and a 100% three-point percentage.
  • This marks the 27th 20-point game of Jud Dillard's career.
  • Jud Dillard has 7 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jud Dillard set a career high with 34 points.
TTU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Jud Dillard323452114
AJ. Samarrippas38728220
ADennis Ogbe321140231
BMatt Marseille20922102
BMitchell Hill29931000
CRyon Riggins6410000
CTerrell Barnes13030010
CL. Johnson17322003
-Javon McKay7011002
-Anthony Morse4020000
EIU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AS. Blanford281646011
AMorris Woods332571003
B-Austin Akers33446002
C+Malcolm Herron14620000
C+Josh Piper25730000
C+Alex Austin27613202
CTaylor Jones34822304
-Keenan Anderson4110000

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