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OVC Ball Statbox

1st 2nd Final
UT Martin 30 33 63
0-1 (0-0 OVC)
Marquette 38 41 79
1-0 (0-0 Big East)

Team Statistics

UTM MARQ
22/48 (45.8%) Field Goals 27/56 (48.2%)
4/13 (30.8%) 3-Point FG 10/23 (43.5%)
15/26 (57.7%) Free Throws 15/23 (65.2%)
34 (12/22) Rebounds (O/D) 25 (8/17)
2nd Chance Pts
Assists
19 Turnovers 7
Points off TO
Pts in the Paint
Fastbreak Pts
Bench Pts

Tempo Tracker (Possessions)

Four Factors

Learn more in our tempo-free stats primer

UT Martin offense

Marquette offense

 Top Performers

UTM MARQ
Points: Smith (12) Johnson (20)
Rebounds: Taylor (11) Anderson (7)
Assists: Newell (3) Carlino (7)
Steals: Three Tied With 1 Anderson, Johnson (4)

It’s not often an OVC team can say they beat a Big East team on the boards. But UT Martin’s rebounding prowess would be undone by turnovers, free-throws, and three-point defense as Heath Schroyer‘s new-look Skyhawks fell 79-63 at Marquette.

The Skyhawks had a 16-13 lead in the game’s first eight minutes — before a 18-3 Marquette run would put UT Martin behind for good. UTM pulled within eight at the half, only to see the Golden Eagles start the second half on a 12-2 run, effectively putting the game out of reach.

A trio of newcomers scored in double-figures for the Skyhawks, led by Deville Smith’s 12 points. Twymond Howard and Alex Anderson each added 11 points for UT Martin while Marshun Newell provided nine points, five rebounds and a team-high three assists. Myles Taylor snared a game-high 11 rebounds, put only played 15 minutes before fouling out.

Marquette was led by Jajuan Johnson, who scored a game-high 20 points. Juan Anderson (16 points, seven rebounds), Matt Carlino (11 points, seven assists) and Deonte Burton (10 points) also cracked double-figures in the scoring column for the Golden Eagles.

The Golden Eagles led by 14 points with 3:39 left in the first half before a trey by Newell and back-to-back buckets by Howard whittled UT Martin’s deficit back down to single-digits at 37-29.

The second half was all about runs. Following Marquette’s 12-2 run, a Newell layup ignited an 8-2 UT Martin run that allowed the Skyhawks to pull back within ten. Marquette would soon respond with eight unanswered on their own, before Smith went on a solo mini-run, accounting for eight of the next nine points to pull UT Martin within 12 points with seven minutes left. But Marquette then pieced together a 11-3 run — putting the game out of reach for good.

UT Martin returns to action on Monday, Nov. 17 when it visits the Arkansas State Red Wolves. Tipoff from the Convocation Center is set for 7:05 p.m.


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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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