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MARTIN, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee at Martin men’s basketball team heads to Eastern Illinois for an Ohio Valley Conference West division showdown at Lantz Arena. Tip-off on Thursday, Jan. 24 is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The all-time series between these two teams is knotted up at 17-all. The last time these two teams met was in Martin on Feb. 11, 2012, with Eastern Illinois claiming a narrow 74-71 victory. In that game, Myles Taylor piled up 24 points and 11 rebounds to help UT Martin (4-15, 1-6 OVC) outrebound the Panthers by a 39-31 margin, but Eastern Illinois held on for the victory by making three of four free throws in the final 15 seconds.
Eastern Illinois (4-16, 1-6 OVC) snapped a 12-game losing streak on Saturday, picking up a 77-67 road victory at Austin Peay. The Panthers shot 54.2 percent in the first half and never looked back - leading for the final 37:20 of the contest. Josh Piper registered a game-high 20 points, while Sherman Blanford recorded his first career double-double (19 points and 10 rebounds). Taylor Jones also added 14 points for Eastern Illinois, who led by as many as 21 points in the second half.
A free video stream courtesy of the OVC Digital Network and live stats are available at the links listed above. Chris Brinkley will be courtside calling all the action on the radio airwaves on WCMT 101.3 FM.