Hudson leads UT Martin in 90-81 win over Jacksonville St.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP)—Lester Hudson’s 31 points propelled UT Martin to a 90-81 victory over Jacksonville St. on Saturday.
Hudson was one of four Martin players in the double digits. Marquis Weddle had 21, Djero Riedewald added 18, plus 10 rebounds, and Olajide Hay added 15 in the team’s first Ohio Valley Conference game of the season.
Jacksonville scored first, but Martin (5-4, 1-0 OVC) tied it less than a minute in and never trailed after that, leading 44-32 at the half.
Martin shot 50 percent to Jacksonville’s 44 percent and had 16 fast-break points to JSU’s 6.
J.J. Wesley lead Jacksonville (2-7, 0-2) with 20 points. Nick Murphy had another 18 and J.R. Weathers added 12.