MEN'S HOOPS PLAYS HOST TO OVC WEST CHAMPION MURRAY STATE ON THURSDAY NIGHT

February 23, 2014

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MARTIN, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee at Martin men’s basketball team continues its four-game homestand against Ohio Valley Conference West champion Murray State in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center on Thursday, Feb. 27. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

The Skyhawks (8-21, 3-11 OVC) will be looking for a season split against the Racers, as Murray State claimed a 91-77 home win over UT Martin on Jan. 5. In that game, the Skyhawks were within striking distance late (trailing 70-63 with 4:24 left to play) but Murray State went 11-for-12 from the free throw line to close out the contest. Terence Smith (19 points), Marshun Newell (17), Myles Taylor (15) and Justin Childs (10) all cracked double-figures in the scoring column for UT Martin.

Murray State (17-9, 12-2 OVC) enters the contest on a four-game winning streak and having won 12 of its last 14, most recently downing Morehead State by a 69-58 margin at home last Saturday. The Racers shot 57.7 percent (15-for-26) in the first half and led by as many as 24 points against the Eagles, the second place team in the OVC East. Cameron Payne, who tallied a game-high 27 points against UT Martin earlier this year, poured in 23 points to lead the Racers against Morehead State.

Fans can watch the game live, free of charge on the OVC Digital Network at the link at the top of the webpage. Chris Brinkley will call all the action live from courtside locally on Star 95.1 FM while WUTM 90.3 FM, UT Martin’s award-winning student radio station, will broadcast the game online at the link above. Live stats will be made available by accessing the link at the top of the page. 



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