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Tennessee Tech gets by Milwaukee 69-58

Tennessee Tech gets by Milwaukee 69-58

MILWAUKEE (AP) Jud Dillard was one of four players in double figures for the Golden Eagles, scoring 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds to lead Tennessee Tech to a 69-58 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday night.

Sparked by Jeremia Samarrippas, who scored five of his team's first 10 points, Tennessee Tech (6-4) took an early 10-0 lead and never looked back. The Golden Eagles shot 47.5 percent from the field, hitting 28 of 59 shots, but were a dismal 3 of 17 from beyond the arc.

Samarrippas finished the game with 10 points, six assists and four steals.

Lanerryl Johnson added 15 points and four rebounds for Tennessee Tech while Dennis Ogbe had 15 points and eight rebounds.

Aaron Jordan scored 15 points to lead Milwaukee (3-9) and James Haarsma had 14 points and 14 rebounds.

The Panthers were 15 of 16 from the free-throw line, but shot only 32.2 percent from the field.

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Now it's a series

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Now it's a series

The Caps looked to be in real trouble after blowing leads and losing in overtime in both Game 1 and Game 2.

After two straight wins, however, Washington is in control against the Columbus Blue Jackets as the series returns to Washington, D.C. for Game 5. 

On the latest eipisode of the Capitals Faceoff Podcast, JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about what changed for the Capitals between Game 2 and 3, as well as resetting their series predictions.

And as always, they answer several viewer questions.

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page

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Burakovsky will miss the first round, but Caps won't rule him out for remainder of the playoffs

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Burakovsky will miss the first round, but Caps won't rule him out for remainder of the playoffs

Andre Burakovsky will be sidelined for the remainder of Washington's first-round series vs. Columbus, but he isn’t necessarily out for the remainder of the playoffs, Coach Barry Trotz said on Friday.

Burakovsky suffered an undisclosed upper-body injury in the Capitals' Game 2 overtime loss and has not been on the ice since.

Trotz said the 23-year-old top-six winger needs “minor” surgery.

That procedure, however, will not preclude Burakovsky from returning to the Caps’ lineup in subsequent rounds, should Washington advance.

“That's why I said minor surgery,” Trotz added, asked if Burky might return at a later date.

This latest surgery is the second for Burakovsky this season. In late October, he had a procedure to repair a broken left thumb and missed the next 20 games.

Since his departure in Game 2, Jakub Vrana and Chandler Stephenson have taken turns replacing Burakovsky on the second line with Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie.

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