UT Martin vs Eastern Illinois

E. Illinois 69, UT-Martin 56

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CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Morris Woods had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Sherman Blanford also scored 15 points to lift Eastern Illinois to a 69-56 win over Tennessee-Martin Thursday night.

Malcolm Herron scored 13 points and Josh Piper added 10 points for the Panthers (5-16, 2-6 Ohio Valley), who have won two in a row following a 12-game losing streak.

Myles Taylor led the Skyhawks (4-16, 1-7) with 21 points. Terence Smith had 13 points and seven assists for Tennessee-Martin.

Eastern Illinois trailed 35-27 early in the second half, but pulled even at 38 on Woods' basket, then went ahead to stay at 45-43 when Blanford made a layup with 12 1/2 minutes left.

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Scoreboard
Tennessee-Martin (4-16)322456
Eastern Illinois (5-16) «274269

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UT Martin Skyhawks
M. Taylor, F338-144-962421
J. Washington, F211-60-00112
M. Liabo, G353-110-05129
T. Smith, G345-101-267413
B. Jones, G192-50-01316
D. Oldham250-31-23031
D. Richardson241-20-00212
O. Minor70-00-00030
J. Childs21-20-01022
T. Dowdell00-00-00000
Totals 21-536-1326162156
 39.6%46.2% 
Eastern Illinois Panthers
S. Blanford, F325-95-773315
J. Piper, F314-100-041110
A. Akers, G312-30-02424
M. Woods, G315-75-9111215
T. Jones, G251-54-42017
A. Austin232-60-03305
M. Herron175-60-040413
C. Harvey90-00-02100
K. Anderson10-00-00000
Totals 24-4614-2037131369
 52.2%70% 
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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