COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hunter Vick scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws with 12.6 seconds remaining to blunt a comeback rally and Tennessee Tech held on to defeat Louisiana Monroe 79-73 Friday night to end a five-game losing skid.
Corey Tillery also scored 20 for the Golden Eagles (1-5), making five 3-pointers before fouling out in the final seconds. Micaiah Henry scored 14 with 11 rebounds and Jr. Clay added 11 points.
Andre Washington sank a pair of free throws as UL Monroe (2-3) trailed by one, 34-33, with 15:48 left. Tech edged away, leading by as many as 11 on a Tillery 3 with 8:49 to go.
And until Vick shut the door, Tennessee Tech made only two of six free throws in the final minute and the Warhawks inched as close as 75-73. Travis Munnings powered for a tip-in of his own miss and then dunked on Henry, who was playing with four fouls, in the last 34 seconds.