Siued 30 38 68
Tennmartin 37 40 77
Date of game: 2/9/2013

Recap: Tenn-Martin vs. SIU Edwardsville

Martin, TN (Sports Network) - Myles Taylor had a game-high 23 points in 22 minutes off the bench, as the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks claimed a 77-68 win over the SIU Edwardsville Cougars in Ohio Valley Conference action at the Elam Center.

Terence Smith added 16 points and Mike Liabo scored 15 to help the Skyhawks (7-17, 4-8 OVC) sweep the season series with the Cougars.

Jerome Jones led the way with 18 points for SIUE (8-13, 4-7), while Kris Davis scored 15 and dished out seven assists.

UTM broke a 15-15 tie with a 12-1 run, capped by Taylor's jumper with 5:30 to play until halftime. The Skyhawks took a 37-30 lead into the break behind a 50-percent shooting effort from the floor in the opening frame.

The Skyhawks were even more efficient in the second stanza, as they shot at a 66.7-percent clip and led by as many as 17 late in the contest. Smith provided a spark with 10 of his 16 points coming after halftime.

UTM forced 15 turnovers for the game and held a key 19-9 edge in points off turnovers. They Skyhawks also converted 20-of-28 attempts at the foul line to earn the win.

Game Notes

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The Mountain West Conference has struggled in bowl games the last two years with a 6-7 record both straight up and against the spread. However, five of those 13 games were against Pac-12 teams.

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