MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM TRIES TO PUNCH TICKET TO OVC TOURNEY IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE
MARTIN, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee at Martin men’s basketball squad looks to wrap up a slot in the upcoming Ohio Valley Conference tournament when it travels to Austin Peay for the regular season finale on Saturday, March 2 at the Dunn Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Skyhawks (9-19, 5-10 OVC) are currently battling with three other teams for the final two spots in next week’s OVC tournament. UT Martin can clinch a spot with a win or a SIU Edwardsville loss at Eastern Illinois and could potentially earn the No. 7 seed if both the Skyhawks and SIU Edwardsville were to win their respective games.
UT Martin is coming off a big 69-68 victory at OVC West leader Murray State on Thursday. The Skyhawks led for almost 35 minutes in that game and received double-digit scoring outputs from Mike Liabo (20 points) and Myles Taylor (15).
Austin Peay (7-23, 3-12) enters the game having lost three straight, including a 108-81 home loss to Southeast Missouri on Thursday night. Travis Betran’s 26 points led four Governors who reached double-figures in the scoring column, but Austin Peay could not overcome an OVC-record 20 three-pointers by Southeast Missouri, who shot 67 percent from the field including 61 percent from three-point range.
Fans can watch the game live, free of charge on the OVC Digital Network or follow along with live stats by clicking on the links above. Locally, fans can tune into Star 95.1 FM for the radio call, featuring Chris Brinkley (play-by-play) and Tom Britt (color).