Scores

Final

UT Martin 66

(9-21, 5-11 OVC)

Morehead State 73

(15-17, 8-8 OVC)

    7:00 PM ET, March 6, 2013

    1 2 T
    UTM 30 3666
    MORE 36 3773

    Top Performers

    Tenn-Martin: M. Liabo 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast

    Morehead St: M. Chavis 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Morehead St. 73, UT-Martin 66

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTM
    MORE
    Points 66 73
    FG Made-Attempted 18-42 (.429) 25-57 (.439)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 1-13 (.077)
    FT Made-Attempted 25-34 (.735) 22-36 (.611)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 15

    2012-13 Season

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