MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) - Myles Taylor scored 22 points and Tennessee-Martin outlasted Bethel (Tenn.), the NAIA's top scoring team, 86-83 Tuesday night after 30 lead changes.
The Skyhawks (3-9), who snapped a four-game skid, trailed by eight with 1:57 left in the first half and 48-46 at the break.
The Wildcats built a 58-49 cushion with 15:41 to go. After Tennessee-Martin tied it at 64, the game was knotted on four more occasions, including 80-80 with 3:06 left.
The lead again went back and forth. Mike Liabo hit two baskets for the Skyhawks and Bethel's Erin Harris made a free throw and a layup.
Omari Minor then went 1 of 2 on two trips to the foul line in the final 11 seconds.
Tennessee-Martin won the schools' previous 11 meetings by an average of 29.9 points.
Jarvis Palmer had 25 points for the Wildcats (9-4), who came in averaging 88 points.