UT Martin rallies to beat SIU-Edwardsville 75-67 (Jan 21, 2017)

BY AP • January 21, 2017

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) Jacolby Mobley scored 18 points, Matthew Butler added 14, and UT Martin rallied with an early second-half run to beat SIU-Edwardsville 75-67 on Saturday night to win its third straight.

Kedar Edwards scored 11 points for the Skyhawks (14-8, 4-3 Ohio Valley), who outscored the Cougars 36-26 in the paint and shot 49 percent from the floor to their 36.8 percent.

Trailing 37-35 at halftime, the Skyhawks rallied to a 47-39 lead after Javier Martinez's tip-in sparked a 12-2 run capped by Matthew Butler's 3-pointer. The Cougars closed to 49-47 on Jalen Henry's jumper, and to 59-55 on his free throw, but Malik London's jumper and dunk put the Skyhawks up by eight and Butler's 3 made it 71-60 with 1:16 to go.

Tre Harris scored 18 points, Henry had 17, and Keenan Simmons 10 for the Cougars (5-16, 0-7), who have lost seven straight and 13 of their last 14.

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