While a newcomer provided the scoring down the stretch, it was a pair of holdovers that provided the bulk of the scoring punch for the Golden Bears.
Burgraff finished with 26 points, including 6-of-10 from 3-point range and 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Marino added 17 points and six rebounds.
"This was a tough game," Marino said. "I'm glad we got to win and learn a lesson instead of lose and learn a lesson. Our team came together at the end and we just battled through and got the win."
Armond Perez added 15 points and seven rebounds for Tech, while Cooper finished with 10 points and four boards.
Williams wasn't completely pleased with his team's performance, but knows there's plenty to work on.
"Overall it was a great test for us because it was hard," Williams said. "The first game was easy and now these kids know that you've got to come to play because the competition is getting better and better.
"We made a lot of bad mistakes and I thought our defense was awful in them shooting 48 percent and them having 27 offensive rebounds. What helped us win is they had 28 turnovers, but we'll get better and our defense will get better."
Walter Brock led Salem with 29 points and 12 rebounds, while Abel Tillman added 14 points and Darius Roper 13.
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