Hudson’s 27 leads Tenn.-Martin past Tenn St 75-74

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Lester Hudson, the nation’s second leading scorer, scored 27 points including two free throws with 1 second left to lead Tennessee-Martin to a 75-74 win Monday over Tennessee State.

Hudson, scoring his season average, made 9-of-18 field goals and all three of his free throws.

Two free throws by Tenn-Martin’s Carlos Wright had made it 74-73 with seven seconds left.

Marquis Weddle had 12 points, and Sam Pearson and Djero Riedewald added 10 points each for Tennessee-Martin (7-9, 3-3 Ohio Valley Conference).

Tennessee State (5-9, 2-3 OVC) was led by Darius Cox with 23 points, Jerrell Houston with 18 and Bruce Price with 16. Cox was 7-of-9 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the free throw line.

Tennessee-Martin led 37-34 at the half.

Price missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have won it for the Tigers.

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9-18,  27 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists
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