NCAA Basketball

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (8-23)


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vs. Belmnt 
L 65-93
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vs. EastKy 
L 66-67
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vs. Mor 
L 63-66
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@ SIUE 
L 68-76
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@ EastIl 
W 63-57
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Tennessee Tech coach Steve Payne resigns after 8-23 season

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Tech coach Steve Payne resigned Sunday after the Golden Eagles posted a last-place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Payne went 118-134 record in eight seasons. His 118 wins put him in a tie for fourth place in school history.

Tennessee Tech went 8-23 this season with a 4-14 conference record. The Golden Eagles didn't qualify for the OVC Tournament that starts Wednesday at Evansville, Indiana.

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Leaders
Points: J. Clay14.4
Rebounds: C. Alexander II8.3
Assists: J. Clay4.3
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: J. Clay71.9%
3P%: H. Vick39.7%
Steals: J. Clay1.8
Blocks: M. Henry1.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke29-5
2 Virginia29-3
3 North Carolina27-6
4 Gonzaga30-3
5 Michigan State28-6
6 Tennessee29-5
7 Kentucky27-6
8 Michigan28-6
9 Texas Tech26-6
10 Florida State27-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke29-5
2 Virginia29-3
3 Gonzaga30-3
4 North Carolina27-6
5 Tennessee29-5
6 Michigan State28-6
7 Kentucky27-6
8 Michigan28-6
9 Houston31-3
10 Texas Tech26-6
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Ohio Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Murray State 16-2 27-4
Belmont 16-2 26-5
Jacksonville State 15-3 24-9
Austin Peay 13-5 22-11
Morehead State 8-10 13-20
Eastern Illinois 7-11 14-18
Eastern Kentucky 6-12 13-18
UT Martin 6-12 12-19
SIUE 6-12 10-21
Tennessee State 6-12 9-21
Southeast Missouri State 5-13 10-21
Tennessee Tech 4-14 8-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 67.9 (295)
Rebounds: 10.8 (115)
Assists: 12.5 (250)
FG%: 41.6% (310)
FT%: 63.1% (346)
3P%: 34.4% (179)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 75.8 (288)
Rebounds: 25.5 (163)
Assists: 16.2 (351)
FG%: 44.1% (212)
FT%: 71.3% (238)
3P%: 33.7% (153)
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