MEN'S HOOPS OPENS HOMESTAND WITH MATCHUP AGAINST TENNESSEE TECH ON THURSDAY

February 18, 2014

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MARTIN, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee at Martin men’s basketball team kicks off a four-game homestand against Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee Tech at the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on Thursday, Feb. 20. Tipoff time is set for 7 p.m.

This game marks the final game against an OVC East opponent for UT Martin in the regular season. This is the first time the in-state rivals have squared off against each other this season.

The Skyhawks (8-19, 3-9 OVC) are coming off an impressive 79-70 road win at Southeast Missouri on Feb. 12. In that game, UT Martin held the highest scoring team in the league to just 22.7 percent shooting from beyond the three-point arc. Myles Taylor and Marshun Newell each poured in 18 points to pace the Skyhawks.

Tennessee Tech (13-14, 6-6 OVC) began February with an 81-76 win over league-leading Belmont but saw its three-game winning streak snapped with a 79-53 home loss to Morehead State last Saturday. Jeremiah Samarrippas (11 points) and Dennis Ogbe (10 points) each cracked double-figures in the scoring column for the Golden Eagles, who were limited to 34.6 percent shooting for the contest.

This game will be streamed live, free of charge, on the OVC Digital Network at the link above. Chris Brinkley will call all the action live from courtside locally on Star 95.1 FM. Fans can also hear the game online courtesy of WUTM 90.3 FM, UT Martin’s award-winning student radio station, by clicking the link at the top of the webpage. Live stats can be tracked by accessing the link above.



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