Martin, TN (Sports Network) - Myles Taylor had a game-high 23 points in 22
minutes off the bench, as the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks claimed a 77-68 win
over the SIU Edwardsville Cougars in Ohio Valley Conference action at the Elam
Terence Smith added 16 points and Mike Liabo scored 15 to help the Skyhawks
(7-17, 4-8 OVC) sweep the season series with the Cougars.
Jerome Jones led the way with 18 points for SIUE (8-13, 4-7), while Kris Davis
scored 15 and dished out seven assists.
UTM broke a 15-15 tie with a 12-1 run, capped by Taylor's jumper with 5:30 to
play until halftime. The Skyhawks took a 37-30 lead into the break behind a
50-percent shooting effort from the floor in the opening frame.
The Skyhawks were even more efficient in the second stanza, as they shot at a
66.7-percent clip and led by as many as 17 late in the contest. Smith provided
a spark with 10 of his 16 points coming after halftime.
UTM forced 15 turnovers for the game and held a key 19-9 edge in points off
turnovers. They Skyhawks also converted 20-of-28 attempts at the foul line to
earn the win.
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