MEN'S HOOPS OPENS UP FOUR-GAME OVC HOMESTAND THURSDAY AGAINST EASTERN KENTUCKY
January 29, 2013
MARTIN, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee at Martin men’s basketball team begins a four-game Ohio Valley Conference homestand when it plays host to the Eastern Kentucky Colonels on Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Skyhawks (5-16, 2-7 OVC) are coming off a big 65-62 road victory at SIU Edwardsville last Saturday. In that game, UT Martin only trailed for a total of 28 seconds while outrebounding the Cougars by a 35-28 margin. Mike Liabo tallied 16 points, Jeremy Washington added a season-high 15 points and Myles Taylor racked up his fifth double-double of the season (12 points, career-high 14 rebounds).
The last time UT Martin and Eastern Kentucky met, the two squads produced a nailbiter in Richmond. In a game that featured 16 lead changes and 12 ties, the Colonels escaped with a 86-78 double overtime victory.
Eastern Kentucky (16-5, 6-2 OVC) is coming off an 85-74 home loss to Belmont last Saturday. Corey Wilford chalked up a game-high 24 points, while Mike DiNunno (15 points) and Marcus Lewis (11) also reached double-figures in the scoring column for the Colonels, whose only two league losses have come to OVC East leader Belmont.
Fans can view the game online free of charge on the OVC Digital Network or follow along with live stats by clicking the links above. Locally, Chris Brinkley will call all the action on the radio at Star 95.1 FM.