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