Butler leads UT Martin in OT over Morehead State 81-77
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) Matthew Butler had 31 points and scored a pair of baskets in the final minute of overtime to push UT Martin past Morehead State 81-77 on Saturday night.
Butler’s jumper with 59 seconds left tied it at 77 and his basket with 8 seconds left gave the Skyhawks a 79-77 lead. Javier Martinez added two free throws in the final second to cap the scoring.
Jacolby Mobley added 23 points and Martinez finished with 17. UT Martin (11-6, 1-1 Ohio Valley) trailed for most of the second half before Mobley scored the final five points of the period to force overtime.
Jordan Walker led the Eagles (4-10, 0-1) with a career-high 26. The freshman had a trio of consecutive 3-pointers to give Morehead State its largest lead at 56-46 with 9:07 left in the second half.
Xavier Moon added 18 points and DeJuan Marrero scored 13 for Morehead State.