UT Martin vs Morehead State

Morehead St. 73, UT-Martin 66

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Milton Chavis scored 14 points and fifth-seeded Morehead State pulled away in the second half to beat eighth-seeded Tennessee Martin 73-66 in the opening round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Wednesday night.

Angelo Warner and Bruce Reed added 11 points apiece for Morehead State (15-17), which will face fourth-seeded Tennessee State Thursday night.

On top 48-46 with 12:36 remaining, the Eagles broke open the game with a 16-3 run, capped by Jarrett Stokes' jumper to extend the lead to 64-49 with 6:24 left to play.

UT-Martin (9-21) cut the lead to six, 69-63 with 27 seconds left, but Morehead State made four free throws the rest of the way to ensure the victory.

Morehead State has beaten Tennessee-Martin eight straight times.

The Eagles dominated inside, outrebounding the Skyhawks 46-23 and outscoring them 42-22 in the paint.

Mike Liabo led the Skyhawks with 24 points.

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UT Martin Skyhawks
M. Liabo, F365-1110-1122424
J. Washington, F244-64-430512
T. Smith, G396-113-532316
J. Childs, G272-64-63248
D. Richardson, G180-12-33232
D. Oldham231-30-00122
K. Taylor120-12-51122
B. McLaughlin90-30-03110
P. Mopo70-00-01000
T. Dowdell30-00-00010
B. Jones20-00-00010
O. Minor00-00-00000
Totals 18-4225-3423112666
 42.9%73.5% 
Morehead State Eagles
M. Chavis, F265-83-851414
B. Reed, F232-57-753311
C. Posthumus, C111-50-06032
D. Atkinson, G343-72-43448
A. Warner, G273-75-671211
B. Turner203-72-44138
K. Owens173-50-29326
J. Stokes163-70-00136
J. Holmes122-32-24116
D. Kelly120-21-33111
C. James20-10-00000
Totals 25-5722-3646162673
 43.9%61.1% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Tenn. Tech11-519-11134
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Eastern Ky.6-1015-16210
Jax. State4-128-23309
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UT Martin10-620-15212
Murray St.10-617-14169
Eastern Ill.9-713-17271
Austin Peay7-918-18189
SIUE3-136-22305
SE Miss. St.2-145-24342
 
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