Men’s basketball downed in second round

The men’s Basketball team (17-6, 9-7) ended its season after a loss to Morehead State in the second round of the OVC tournament.

“Overall, we had a good year. More than doubling last year’s conference wins was big for the returning guys going into next season,” said player Jeremiah Samarrippas.

The Golden Eagles won their first game of the OVC tournament against SIU Edwardsville on March 5. Seniors Javon McKay, Dennis Ogbe, Jeremiah Samarrippas finished in double figures. Junior Dwan Caldwell also added 10 points as the Golden Eagles defeated the Panthers 74-67 and moved on to the second round.

The very next night, the Golden Eagles took on Morehead State. Early first half deficits caused problems for the Golden Eagles. They would trail by as much as 15 points in the half.

Towards the end of the first, the Golden Eagles brought the Morehead lead down to two after a jumper by Dwan Caldwell with 1:42 left to play. 

Morehead State would stretch the lead back to five before the halftime buzzer.

The Golden Eagles were never able to pull back into contention as the Eagles led the entire second half by no less than double digits.

Josiah Moore led Tech with 18 points on night.