MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM RETURNS TO ELAM CENTER FOR CLASH AGAINST OVC RIVAL MOREHEAD STATE
January 18, 2013
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MARTIN, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee at Martin men’s basketball team hosts Morehead State in an Ohio Valley Conference tilt at the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center. Tip-off on Saturday, Jan. 19 is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Historically, these two teams have been involved in several nailbiters when battling in the Elam Center. Eleven of the 19 contests in Martin have been decided by single-digits - seven of which have been decided by five points or less.
The trend of close games continued in these two team’s lone meeting last year, as Morehead State pulled off a 62-56 home win on Jan. 21, 2012. Mike Liabo’s 12 points, career-high nine rebounds and four assists led the Skyhawks (4-14, 1-5 OVC), who sank 17 of their 18 free throw attempts (94.8 percent) in that contest.
Morehead State (9-10, 3-2 OVC) is coming off a 75-59 road victory at Southeast Missouri on Thursday night. In that game, the Eagles - who pace the OVC in rebounding (38.2 per game) and rebounding margin (+5.4) - won the battle of the boards by a 45-23 margin.
Drew Kelly’s 15 points led four double-digit scorers for Morehead State, who sank 21 free throws in the second half alone to help the Eagles break a 34-34 tie at the halftime break.
Fans can watch the game free of charge courtesy of the OVC Digital Network and follow along with live stats by clicking the links above. Locally, fans can listen to Chris Brinkley (play-by-play) and Tom Britt (color) call all the action on WCMT 101.3 FM.