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UT Martin’s road swing continues as the Skyhawks travel to Arkansas State Monday. A look at the matchup by the numbers

The Good

+9UT Martin’s rebounding was on point against Marquette, as the Skyhawks won the battle of the boards 34-25. Myles Taylor appeared in midseason form, pulling down a game-high 11 boards. UTM turned 12 offensive rebounds into 17 second-chance points

67-69This flew well below the college basketball radar, but Central Arkansas lost their second exhibition game to Southern Arkansas, losing on a floater at the buzzer. The Red Wolves hit just 11-38 (28.9%) from the field in the second half.

The Bad

43.5%UT Martin’s defense struggled on the perimeter against Marquette, allowing the Golden Eagles to hit 10-23 from deep. This was a problem last year — the Skyhawks allowed opponents to shoot 38.2% from three-point range, ranking in the bottom fifth nationally.

15Imagine if Taylor played the entire game? The Skyhawks forward pulled down his 11 rebounds in just 15 minutes — because that’s how long it took him to foul out of the game. Taylor fouled out of nine games last year, including four of the final seven.

The !?*#%!$@

0-0Thought every team played Friday — or at least by Saturday? Think again. This is Arkansas State’s first regular season game of the year


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OVC Ball
Predicting the OVC race…in mid-December

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVCOverall

EAST

Belmont8-014-4
Morehead State6-310-12
Tennessee Tech5-39-14
Jacksonville State5-413-11
Tennessee State4-413-8
Eastern Kentucky2-69-14

WEST

UT Martin5-315-8
Murray State5-311-11
SEMO5-310-13
Austin Peay3-57-15
Eastern Illinois1-79-12
SIUE0-85-17
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