Scores

Final

E Kentucky 70

(15-14, 9-8 OVC)

UT Martin 78

(11-19, 6-11 OVC)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    6:30 PM ET, February 24, 2011

    Skyhawk Arena, Martin, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    EKY 38 3270
    UTM 26 5278

    Top Performers

    Eastern Kentucky: S. Perrin 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Tennessee-Martin: M. Liabo 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Tenn.-Martin 78, E. Kentucky 70

    Associated Press

    MARTIN, Tenn. -- Mike Liabo scored 21 points and Benzor Simmons added 18 as Tennessee-Martin came from behind to beat Eastern Kentucky 78-70 on Thursday night, clinching a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.

    The Skyhawks (11-19, 6-11) trailed 54-39 with 13:46 to play before going on a 34-8 run to take a 73-62 lead with 1:44 to go. Simmons scored all 18 of his points during that stretch.

    The Colonels (15-14, 9-8) shot just 20 percent from the floor (2 of 10) during the stretch. Spencer Perrin scored 15 points, Joshua Jones added 14 and Josh Daniel 12 for Eastern Kentucky.

    Reuben Clayton had 16 points and Terence Smith added 15 for Tennessee-Martin, which shot 60.9 percent from the field (14 of 23) in the second half -- the start of which was delayed for approximately 45 minutes due to a tornado warning.

    Another 45-minute delay occurred with 12:55 left to play.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EKY
    UTM
    Points 70 78
    FG Made-Attempted 28-59 (.475) 25-49 (.510)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-25 (.320) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 22-30 (.733)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 12

    2010-11 Season

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