MARTIN, Tenn. -- Myles Taylor scored 26 and grabbed 11 rebounds as UT Martin defeated Bethel (Tenn.) 95-82 on Wednesday night to break a four-game losing streak.
The Skyhawks took advantage of 43 free-throw attempts, making 31. The Wildcats (7-3) had three starters foul out with the other two finishing with four fouls.
Along with Taylor's first double-double of the season, Marshun Newell added 16 points, Terence Smith and Justin Childs 14 each and Mike Liabo 13 for UT Martin. The Skyhawks (2-7) shot 57.7 percent from the floor but were outrebounded 39-33.
UT Martin took its biggest lead of 15 points with 8:56 left, and the Wildcats wouldn't get any closer than seven after that.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
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