Tennessee Tech 78, Austin Peay 61

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Belton Rivers led five players in
double figures with 19 points to lift Tennessee Tech past Austin
Peay 78-61 Thursday night in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for
both schools.

Tech (4-1, 1-0) stretched their lead early in the second half on
a 14-2 run sparked by Anthony Fisher, who scored five of his 11
points during the stretch.

Amadi McKenzie had 14 for Tech, Milone Clark 12 and Keyon Boyd

Austin Peay (2-4, 0-1) was led by Maurice Hampton with 14 and
Zac Schlader with 11.

It was the 17th straight home victory for the Golden Eagles and
fourth in a row this year.

Austin Peay was hurt by 26 turnovers, 14 of them steals. Tech
turned the ball over 14 times.