MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM WRAPS UP ROAD SLATE WITH NATIONALLY TELEVISED TILT AT SEMO
February 9, 2014
MARTIN, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee at Martin men’s basketball team concludes the road portion of its 2013-14 schedule when it takes on the Southeast Missouri Redhawks in a nationally televised contest on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Tipoff from the Show Me Center is set for 6 p.m.
The Skyhawks (7-19, 2-9 Ohio Valley Conference) are coming off a tight 84-78 loss at SIU Edwardsville last Saturday, the third game of this current season-long four-game road swing. In that game, UT Martin sliced a 12-point second half deficit down to just two points with less than seven minutes to play but the Skyhawks could not get any closer the rest of the way. Mike Liabo piled up 17 points to lead five double-digit scorers for UT Martin, who shot 50.8 percent (31-for-61).
Southeast Missouri (13-12, 4-7 OVC) registered a 74-68 road victory at Eastern Illinois last Saturday. The Redhawks led by one point at halftime but never trailed in the second half, holding the Panthers to 37 percent shooting in the final 20 minutes. Darrian Gray (18 points), Jarekious Bradley (13 points, 10 rebounds) and Tyler Stone (16 points, seven rebounds, game-high five blocks) paced Southeast Missouri, who lead the OVC in scoring offense at 82.6 points per outing.
The game can be seen live on CBS Sports Network (Channel 158 on DISH Network, Channel 221 on DirecTV). Locally, Chris Brinkley (play-by-play) and Alex Boggis (color) will call all the action live from courtside on Star 95.1 FM. Live stats will be available by accessing the link at the top of the webpage.