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E. Kentucky 57, Tennessee Tech 54

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Mike Rose made a pair of free throws with 4.9 seconds left to help Eastern Kentucky hold off Tennessee Tech 57-54 Friday night in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournament.

Eastern Kentucky (20-11), the No. 2 seed, advances to Saturday night's championship game to play top-seeded Austin Peay, which defeated Samford 65-55 earlier Friday.

Tennessee Tech (19-13) had a final chance to tie the game, but Anthony Fisher's 3-point shot hit off the right side of the rim as the final horn sounded.

The Colonels stayed in control of the game for much of the second half, leading by as many as eight points with 8:40 to play. The Golden Eagles got as close as one point twice in the final 30 seconds, but could not tie or take the lead.

Eastern Kentucky put the game away with solid free throw shooting, making their final eight free throws in a row.

Rose and Adam Leonard scored 16 points each to lead the Colonels, and were the only two Eastern Kentucky players to reach double figures.

Belton Rivers and Fisher had 13 points each for the Golden Eagles, while Amadi McKenzie added 12 for Tennessee Tech.