UT Martin vs Tennessee State

Tennessee St. 83, UT-Martin 67

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Robert Covington scored 17 points to lead four Tennessee State players in double figures and the Tigers defeated Tennessee-Martin 83-67 on Thursday night.

Covington exceeded the 1,000 point mark for his career, he now has 1,009 career points.

Patrick Miller added 13 points, Wil Peters had 11 points and seven assists and Jordan Fredrick chipped in 10 points for Tennessee State (8-6).

It was the first win in an Ohio Valley Conference opener for the Tigers since they defeated Southeast Missouri 75-72 on Dec. 7, 2006.

Tennessee State shot 56.1 percent from the field (32 of 57) for its fifth straight win.

Mike Liabo scored 13 points to lead the Skyhawks (3-12, 0-2). Myles Taylor chipped in 12 points, Troy King 11 and Dane Smith 10 for UT-Martin, which has lost seven of its last eight.

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Tennessee-Martin (3-12)353267
Tennessee State (8-6) «414283

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UT Martin Skyhawks
M. Taylor, F325-132-660212
J. Washington, F222-62-44046
M. Liabo, G314-152-246113
D. Smith, G234-42-222410
O. Minor, G160-11-22021
C. Richardson241-30-01333
T. King205-70-040111
M. Harris140-12-21112
G. Love121-10-02103
C. Maclin63-50-11026
Totals 25-5611-1928132067
 44.6%57.9% 
Tennessee State Tigers
R. Covington, F277-102-351317
K. Thornton, F143-50-03037
W. Peters, G334-63-417011
J. Cyphers, G213-72-232410
T. Fredrick, G203-53-35109
P. Miller246-80-133313
M. Rhett232-51-48025
K. Butcher150-20-01000
K. Moore152-51-23126
M. Green82-41-11025
Totals 32-5713-2035151983
 56.1%65% 
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont15-123-760
Morehead St.10-614-16200
Jax. State9-720-15151
Tenn. St.8-817-13161
Tenn. Tech8-812-20277
Eastern Ky.5-1112-19248
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT Martin10-622-13164
SE Missouri St.9-715-18274
Murray St.8-816-17230
Austin Peay7-911-19261
Eastern Ill.6-1014-15265
SIUE1-156-24333
 
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