UT Martin vs Morehead State

Morehead St. 73, UT-Martin 66


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
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
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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DEP 57 Final
SYR 78
MICH 80 Final
PUR 75
OKST 76 Final
GTOWN 57 Final
VANDY 40 Final
FLA 66
RICH 82 Final
VCU 93
STL 66 Final
XAV 77
GT 71 Final
UCLA 61 Final
WSU 73
NMEX 75 Final
NEV 62