Tennessee Tech 85, UT-Martin 62
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP)
Kevin Murphy added 18 points, Zach Bailey 13 and Zac Swansey dished out 12 assists for the Golden Eagles (9-6, 1-1), who have beaten their in-state conference foe six straight times. They lead the all-time series 33-11.
The game was close early on, and the Skyhawks led 21-20 with 11:20 left before halftime. But a Dillard layup and a Bailey 3-pointer sparked a 13-4 run for a lead Tennessee Tech wouldn't relinquish the rest of the way.
The Golden Eagles led by eight points at the break and outscored the Skyhawks 42-27 in the second half to seal it.
Myles Taylor led the Skyhawks (3-12, 0-2) with a game-high 26 points.