MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM STARTS 2013 CALENDAR YEAR WITH HOME MATCHUP AGAINST MURRAY STATE
January 1, 2013
MARTIN, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee at Martin men’s basketball team continues its three-game homestand when it hosts Ohio Valley Conference rival Murray State on Thursday, Jan. 3 at the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center. Tip-off time against the Racers is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The last time that these two teams met in the Elam Center, the Skyhawks nearly pulled off one of the biggest wins in program history. In front of a standing-room only crowd on Feb. 4, 2012, UT Martin gave the No. 9 ranked Racers all they could handle before Murray State came away with the 65-58 victory.
UT Martin (3-11, 0-2 OVC) is coming off a 64-54 home loss against Jacksonville State on Monday. Myles Taylor (22 points, 12 rebounds) and Justin Childs (12 points) led the Skyhawks in a game that was knotted at 22-all at the halftime break.
Fresh off winning an OVC-record 31 games against only two losses last season, Murray State (9-3, 0-0 OVC) is coming off a 66-64 home loss to Valparaiso on Dec. 29. Preseason All-American Isaiah Canaan tossed in a game-high 24 points while Ed Daniel (14 points) and Dexter Fields (12) also cracked double-figures for the Racers, who lead the OVC in scoring at 75.5 points per contest.
Fans can watch the game online, free of charge on the OVC Digital Network and follow live stats at the links listed above. Locally, the game will be broadcasted on the radio on Star 95.1 FM.