Southeast Missouri State vs UT Martin

SE Missouri 73, UT-Martin 71

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MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) - Marcus Brister's layup with 12 seconds left propelled Southeast Missouri State to a 73-71 win over Tennessee-Martin on Thursday night, keeping the Redhawks undefeated in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Trailing 66-65, Myles Taylor scored six straight points to push the Skyhawks back ahead at 71-70 with 2:21 to play. But the Redhawks (8-7, 3-0) took over from there, as Waylon Jones' foul shot evened the game at 71, setting up Brister's game-winning drop-in.

UT-Martin didn't score in the final 2 minutes, as the Redhawks' defense forced three missed shots at the Skyhawks' end.

The Skyhawks blew a 44-35 halftime lead.

Nick Niemczyk and Tyler Stone scored 16 points apiece to lead the Redhawks. Marland Smith added 12 points and Brister finished with 11.

Mike Liabo scored a game-high 18 points to lead UT-Martin (3-14, 0-4).

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Scoreboard
Southeast Missouri State (8-7) «353873
Tennessee-Martin (3-14)442771

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Southeast Missouri State Indians
L. Powell, F294-41-35159
T. Stone, F257-142-260416
M. Smith, G373-34-632012
M. Brister, G335-101-247111
N. Niemczyk, G336-121-153016
M. Porter153-50-02056
L. Nutt120-00-02500
C. Wilford71-10-00112
W. Jones60-01-31001
Z. House30-00-01000
Totals 29-4910-1729191673
 59.2%58.8% 
UT Martin Skyhawks
M. Taylor, F317-122-332216
J. Washington, F151-42-24454
M. Liabo, G346-163-462218
D. Smith, G325-70-072210
O. Minor, G290-30-01510
T. King215-80-031313
G. Love141-10-00003
C. Maclin132-73-41027
C. Richardson110-00-00500
Totals 27-5810-1328211771
 46.6%76.9% 
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont15-123-760
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
SIUE1-156-24333
 
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