Tennessee-Martin beats Eastern Illinois 76-60

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CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP)—Marquis Weddle scored 25 points to lead Tennessee-Martin to a 76-60 win over Eastern Illinois on Wednesday night.

Lester Hudson added 22 points and Olajide Hay added 10 points for Tennessee-Martin (19-6, 12-3 Ohio Valley), which led 29-24 at halftime.

The Skyhawks were hot from 3-point range, going 12-for-23. Eastern Illinois (11-15, 8-8) was 4-for-12 from behind the arc.

The Panthers tied the score at 36 with about 15 minutes left in the game. But Tennessee-Martin went on an 11-2 run, including a dunk by Djero Riedewald, jumper by Weddle and a 3-pointer by Hudson, that put the game out of reach.

Romain Martin scored a game-high 27 points, including four 3-pointers, for Eastern Illinois. Ousmane Cisse added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Panthers.

The Skyhawks beat Eastern Illinois 65-51 last month.

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 Top Performers
 Tenn-Martin
Lester Hudson Lester Hudson
6-17,  22 Pts
9 Rebs, 6 Assists
 Eastern Illinois
Romain Martin Romain Martin
11-19,  27 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists

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