Eastern Illinois vs UT Martin

Tennessee-Martin tops Eastern Illinois 84-77

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MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) Mike Liabo scored 20 points and Terence Smith added 19 as Tennessee-Martin defeated Eastern Illinois 84-77 on Thursday night.

Tennessee-Martin (7-15, 2-5 Ohio Valley) trailed 47-36 with less than 16 minutes to play in the second half. But the Skyhawks went on a 19-7 run to take a 55-54 lead with 9:18 remaining.

Myles Taylor hit a jumper with 2:40 left to give Tennessee-Martin a 72-71 lead and the Skyhawks never trailed again, making a 3-pointer, a layup and seven of eight free throws down the stretch to help seal the victory.

Tennessee-Martin shot 50 percent from the field and hit 11 of 23 from beyond the arc. Dee Oldham added 12 points for the Skyhawks and Khristian Taylor had 11.

Chris Olivier led Eastern Illinois (6-13, 3-5) with 20 points while Sherman Blanford added 15.

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Eastern Illinois (6-13)374077
UT Martin (7-15) «345084

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Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Jax. State0-07-3133
Tenn. Tech0-07-4126
Tenn. St.0-05-3182
Belmont0-05-5115
Eastern Ky.0-04-6317
Morehead St.0-03-6254
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.0-06-282
SE Missouri St.0-06-4256
Austin Peay0-04-5267
SIUE0-03-6195
UT Martin0-03-7327
Eastern Ill.0-02-6287
 
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