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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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Compiling all OVC non-conference games

2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11


2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall

EAST

Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19

WEST

UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24


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