Mack’s 24 Points Keys Tennessee Tech To 5th Straight Victory

Tennessee Tech senior guard Aleksa Jugovic scored 10 points against Maryland Eastern Shore

Tennessee Tech senior guard Aleksa Jugovic scored 10 points against Maryland Eastern Shore

NICEVILLE, FLA. — Guard Kajon Mack scored a season-high 24 points to pace a balanced scored attack as Tennessee Tech posted its fifth straight victory with a 90-60 romp past Maryland Eastern Shore in the consolation final of the Emerald Coast Classic Saturday.

The Golden Eagles improved their record to 6-1, matching the best start at the school since the 2005-06 team also was 6-1.

Shaq Calhoun scored eight points, including two three-point baskets, triggering a 15-4 run midway through the first half that enabled Tennessee Tech to blow the game open enjoying a 30-15 lead with 6:17 left in the first half.

Calhoun finished with 15 points, making six of 10 shots from the floor. Reserve guard Cade Crosland tallied 12 points, while forward Curtis Phillips and guard Aleksa Jugovic had 10 apiece.

Tennessee Tech shot 51.5 percent en route to erecting a 47-27 halftime lead. The Golden Eagles finished the game making 50.8 percent (31-61).

Tennessee Tech outrebounded Maryland Eastern Shore, 44-31.

Tyler Jones and Ahmad Frost led Maryland Eastern Shore (2-4) with 18 points apiece. The Hawks struggled from the outside, shooting only 35 percent from the floor (21-60).