Bethel (Tenn.) vs UT Martin

UT-Martin 86, Bethel (Tenn.) 83


MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) - Myles Taylor scored 22 points and Tennessee-Martin outlasted Bethel (Tenn.), the NAIA's top scoring team, 86-83 Tuesday night after 30 lead changes.

The Skyhawks (3-9), who snapped a four-game skid, trailed by eight with 1:57 left in the first half and 48-46 at the break.

The Wildcats built a 58-49 cushion with 15:41 to go. After Tennessee-Martin tied it at 64, the game was knotted on four more occasions, including 80-80 with 3:06 left.

The lead again went back and forth. Mike Liabo hit two baskets for the Skyhawks and Bethel's Erin Harris made a free throw and a layup.

Omari Minor then went 1 of 2 on two trips to the foul line in the final 11 seconds.

Tennessee-Martin won the schools' previous 11 meetings by an average of 29.9 points.

Jarvis Palmer had 25 points for the Wildcats (9-4), who came in averaging 88 points.

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Bethel (Tenn.) Wildcats
C. Hardy, F325-94-681415
J. Swing, F282-41-24015
W. Andrews, C111-12-21034
J. Palmer, G329-122-244425
S. Sipp, G243-51-22418
G. Coleman215-80-043211
E. Harris185-61-210211
S. Gillette111-50-03132
T. Holt80-20-00000
J. Williamson61-20-01002
P. Diaz50-00-02000
D. Williams40-00-00310
Totals 32-5411-1630162183
UT Martin Skyhawks
J. Washington, F255-90-044010
M. Taylor, F188-155-550522
O. Minor, G351-34-63436
D. Smith, G294-51-47219
K. Taylor, G110-00-00200
M. Liabo246-172-322415
T. King162-50-03205
C. Maclin112-50-03024
E. York101-12-20024
M. Harris91-20-22103
G. Love82-33-33008
C. Richardson40-00-00200
Totals 32-6517-2533191786

Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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
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