MEN'S HOOPS OPENS OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE PLAY AT SOUTHEAST MISSOURI NEXT SATURDAY
MARTIN, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee at Martin men’s basketball team begins its 20th season of Ohio Valley Conference play when it takes on Southeast Missouri in an early afternoon matchup at the Show Me Center on Saturday, Dec. 29. Tip-off time is scheduled for noon.
It will be the first action in 10 days for the Skyhawks (3-9), who will be playing their fourth road game in the last five outings. In its last game, UT Martin fell 75-62 at home to Samford on Dec. 19. Junior Mike Liabo led all scorers with 23 points off the bench, while sophomore Myles Taylor tallied 11 points and a game-high eight rebounds - cracking double-figures for the 11th time in 12 games this season.
Southeast Missouri (8-6) has won two straight - including a 66-65 thriller at Kansas City on Dec. 22. The Redhawks - who lead the OVC with a .368 defensive field goal percentage - limited Kansas City to 34.9 percent shooting for the game. Tyler Stone poured in a game-high 28 points and knocked down a pair of game-winning free throws for Southeast Missouri, who also received 15 points, six rebounds and six assists out of Corey Wilford.
Locally, fans can tune the radio dial to Star 95.1 FM to hear Chris Brinkley call all the action. Live video and live stats links are listed above.