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SIU-Edwardsville vs UT Martin

UT-Martin 77, SIU-Edwardsville 68


MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) - Myles Taylor scored 23 points and Tennessee-Martin pulled away easily with a 77-68 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Saturday.

Terence Smith finished with 16 points and Mike Liabo added 15 points for the Skyhawks (7-17, 4-8 Ohio Valley Conference), who have won three of their last four games.

Tennessee-Martin, which went into halftime with a seven-point lead, had its advantage cut to 47-44 with 15:10 left in the second half when Southern Illinois-Edwardsville's Jerome Jones hit a 3-pointer. But the Cougars (8-13, 4-7) were unable to pull closer the rest of the way.

Tennessee-Martin answered with a 13-2 run that was capped by Liabo's 3-pointer to give it a 60-46 lead with 7:53 left. The Skyhawks took their largest lead of the contest when Justin Childs made a jumper with 2:48 remaining.

Jones led Southern Illinois-Edwardsville with 18 points and Kris Davis had 15 points and seven assists.

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SIU-Edwardsville Cougars
J. Jones, F327-160-060318
M. Yelovich, F323-112-39228
D. Shaffer, F172-31-24135
M. Messer, G373-80-04347
K. Davis, G326-111-227315
T. Johnson253-81-23527
R. Lester183-52-55148
R. Reed30-00-00000
C. Joy20-00-00010
Z. Schneider20-00-00000
Totals 27-627-1436192268
UT Martin Skyhawks
B. McLaughlin, F282-41-22035
J. Washington, F283-70-07036
T. Smith, G346-93-404216
M. Liabo, G305-111-155115
D. Richardson, G100-00-00100
D. Oldham321-42-22404
M. Taylor225-613-1752423
J. Childs93-30-21126
B. Jones40-00-00010
T. Dowdell31-10-02012
Totals 26-4520-2826171777
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Murray St.13-323-11
SE Miss. St.8-818-14
Eastern Ill.7-911-19
Austin Peay6-1012-18
UT Martin3-138-23
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