MEN'S HOOPS TRAVELS TO OVC WEST RIVAL MURRAY STATE FOR NATIONALLY-TELEVISED MATCHUP

January 3, 2014

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MARTIN, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee at Martin men’s basketball team concludes its challenging three-game Ohio Valley Conference opening road swing with a showdown against OVC West rival Murray State at the CFSB Center.

The last time these two teams met, the Skyhawks led for nearly 35 minutes of clock time in a 69-68 victory. Mike Liabo tossed in 20 points - including a pair of clutch free throws with seven seconds left for UT Martin, who snapped an 0-for-22 skid in all-time road games at Murray State.

The Skyhawks are coming off an 81-68 loss at Austin Peay on Thursday evening. Myles Taylor amassed his 13th career double-double with 19 points to go along with a career-best 14 rebounds to lead UT Martin.

Murray State opened its OVC slate with an 82-75 home victory over Southeast Missouri on Thursday. In that game, the Racers jumped out to a 10-0 lead but trailed 67-66 with 4:45 remaining before wrapping up the contest on a 16-8 run. Cameron Payne accounted for a game-high 23 points while Jarvis Williams recorded a double-double of 16 points and 18 rebounds for Murray State.

Fans can watch the game live on the CBS Sports Network, which can be found on Charter Network (channel 303), DISH Network (channel 158) and DirecTV (channel 221). Locally, fans can tune into Star 95.1 FM to hear Chris Brinkley (play-by-play) and Tom Britt (color) call all the action live from courtside. Live stats will be available at the link above.


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