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Eastern Illinois vs UT Martin

E. Illinois 93, UT-Martin 65


MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) - Morris Woods scored 18 points as Eastern Illinois won its third in its past four, downing Tennessee-Martin 93-65 in Ohio Valley Conference action Thursday night.

Woods was 6-of-9 shooting and 6 of 8 at the foul line, while Sherman Blanford had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers (7-17, 4-7).

Austin Akers entered 16th nationally with a 2.7-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio and had eight helpers with no giveaways Thursday.

Eastern Illinois connected on a season-best 65.2 percent of its shots (30 of 46) and knocked down 63.2 percent (12 of 19) from 3-point range. The Panthers also had a season-best 23 assists and committed just 12 turnovers.

Myles Taylor led the Skyhawks (6-17, 3-8) with 19 points, with Terrence Smith pitching in 11 and Justin Childs and Mike Liabo scoring 10 each.

Eastern Illinois used a 14-4 run for a 21-12 advantage midway through the first half.

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Eastern Illinois Panthers
S. Blanford, F293-66-9104312
J. Piper, F122-41-20055
A. Akers, G385-60-078213
T. Jones, G332-52-22318
M. Woods, G286-96-851318
A. Austin226-82-203116
M. Herron154-60-002212
C. Harvey111-12-20215
K. Anderson91-10-01012
A. Lubsey30-02-20002
Totals 30-4621-2727231993
UT Martin Skyhawks
M. Taylor, F316-107-1070519
J. Washington, F252-40-02254
T. Smith, G353-74-404211
M. Liabo, G284-110-032310
D. Richardson, G90-00-00120
J. Childs243-73-442010
D. Oldham191-40-02423
B. McLaughlin101-10-02022
B. Jones92-50-01004
T. Dowdell50-10-00010
O. Minor31-10-10002
K. Taylor20-00-00100
Totals 23-5114-1923162265
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Eastern Ky.0-05-1127
Morehead St.0-03-1259
Tenn. St.0-03-2313
Tenn. Tech0-03-2258
Jax. State0-02-6286
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.0-04-255
Austin Peay0-02-4243
UT Martin0-02-4276
Eastern Ill.0-00-3215
SE Miss. St.0-00-4198
Other games
IND 72 Final
ILL 74
NCST 85 Final
MIZZ 68 Final
COLO 48 Final
ORE 47
PEP 56 Final