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Morehead State snaps 8-game skid, beats UT Martin 70-53

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) A.J. Hicks scored 15 points and Morehead State used two second-half surges to beat Tennessee-Martin 70-53 on Thursday night, snapping an eight-game skid.

De'Von Cooper scored five points and Jordan Walker added a dunk and layup during the decisive run that gave Morehead State (7-21, 3-14 Ohio Valley Conference) a 56-44 lead with 7:24 remaining. UT Martin (9-21, 4-13) pulled to 58-50, but the Eagles closed on a 12-3 run. Londell King had five points and Hicks added four in the final stretch.

Hicks made 10 of 13 free throws and had seven assists and nine steals. King finished with 14 points and Cooper had 12. Morehead State forced 26 turnovers and shot 21 of 26 (81 percent) from the free-throw line.

Matthew Butler scored 14 points to lead UT Martin. Terrence Parker had 12 points and 20 of the Skyhawks' 43 rebounds.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo UT Martin 9-21 302353
home team logo Morehead State 7-21 333770
Team Stats
away team logo UT Martin 9-21 76.0 PPG 37.1 RPG 14.2 APG
home team logo Morehead State 7-21 73.7 PPG 38.7 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
4
C. Randall II 16.3 PPG 3.6 RPG 2.5 APG 43.6 FG%
2
J. Walker 15.8 PPG 3.5 RPG 2.6 APG 42.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB