Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Recaps
(Wednesday, March 6th)
Final Score: Morehead State 73, Tennessee-Martin 66
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Milton Chavis led the way with 14 points as the fifth-seeded Morehead State Eagles took down the eighth-seeded Tennessee- Martin Skyhawks, 73-66, in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament at Municipal Auditorium.
Bruce Reed and Angelo Warner netted 11 points apiece for Morehead State (15-17), which will take on fourth-seeded Tennessee State in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
For UTM (9-21), Mike Liabo led all scorers with 24 points, while Terence Smith and Jeremy Washington poured in 16 and 12 points, respectively.
Although Morehead State missed all eight of its 3-point attempts in the first half, it shot 46.7 percent overall and carried a 36-30 lead into intermission.
UTM brought its deficit to just two with 12:35 left in the second half, but the Eagles put an end to that threat by ripping off a 9-0 run to pull away.
Morehead State dominated the rebounding battle, doubling up UTM, 46-23.
Final Score: Southeast Missouri State 78, Eastern Illinois 68
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Tyler Stone finished with 24 points and seven rebounds as the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks defeated the Eastern Illinois Panthers, 78-68, in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament at Municipal Auditorium.
Corey Wilford and Marland Smith scored 14 points each for SEMO (17-15), which will advance to face the No. 3 seed Eastern Kentucky on Thursday. Lucas Nutt dealt out 12 assists in the win.
Josh Piper paced EIU (11-21) with 19 points while Alex Austin tallied 17 points and eight rebounds. Morris Woods and Malcolm Herron scored 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Southeast scored the final seven points of the opening half to take a 42-29 lead into the intermission. The Redhawks were unstoppable in the first stanza, connecting on 62.9 percent of their field goal attempts including 6-of-12 from 3-point range. EIU shot 42.9 percent from the floor before the break.
Southeast stayed in front by a double-digit margin for the entire second half.
The Redhawks assisted 22 of their 30 made field goals and held a 31-25 edge in the rebounding battle.
03/06 23:37:29 ET