Tennessee Tech gets by Milwaukee 69-58

Panthers fell behind 10-0 and never caught up

Jud Dillard was one of four players in double figures for the Golden Eagles, scoring 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds to lead Tennessee Tech to a 69-58 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday night.

Sparked by Jeremia Samarrippas, who scored five of his team’s first 10 points, Tennessee Tech (6-4) took an early 10-0 lead and never looked back. The Golden Eagles shot 47.5 percent from the field, hitting 28 of 59 shots, but were a dismal 3 of 17 from beyond the arc.

Samarrippas finished the game with 10 points, six assists and four steals.

Lanerryl Johnson added 15 points and four rebounds for Tennessee Tech while Dennis Ogbe had 15 points and eight rebounds.

Aaron Jordan scored 15 points to lead Milwaukee (3-9) and James Haarsma had 14 points and 14 rebounds.

The Panthers were 15 of 16 from the free-throw line, but shot only 32.2 percent from the field.