The Racers were down by their largest margin of the day with 13:59 left at 47-42 when they got back in the game.
Ivan Aska scored on a jumper, before Tony Easley started a fast break with a blocked shot which led to a three-pointer by Isacc Miles to make it a 47-47 game with 11:02 remaining.
Again MSU fell behind, this time by six with 7:30 left at 55-49, but made another run.
The Racers cut the lead to 57-55 at 5:37 on a pair of Holloway free throws but were unable to get any closer the rest of the way.
“We got beat by a better team today,” MSU Coach Billy Kennedy said. “They were more physical than us, they got to the line 29 times and we only had 13, and they had 41 points in the paint. Give them credit, they played well.”
MSU is now 3-2 all-time in the ESPNU series.
At the start of the game, the Racers trailed early 7-6, but roared back for a 20-12 lead at 10:21. Ivan Aska came off the MSU bench to provide two baskets and Isacc Miles hit a three-pointer in the 14-5 run for the Racers.
MSU led by eight points again 28-20 at 5:22, but Tech came back to tie the game at 28-28 with 1:19 left.
The Racers trailed 33-32 when Tech’s Magnum Rolle hit a three-pointer just before the buzzer.
(For the rest of the story, see this week's edition of The Cadiz Record.)