Tennessee-Martin beats Eastern Kentucky 74-55

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MARTIN, Tenn. (AP)—Olajide Hay scored 22 points and Tennesee-Martin defeated Eastern Kentucky 74-55 on Thursday night.

Hay shot 10-for-12 from the field and added 12 rebounds for the Skyhawks (20-8, 13-4 Ohio Valley Conference). Lester Hudson added 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Hudson had scored 20 or more points in his previous 28 games.

Eastern Kentucky (18-11, 10-7) was led by Papa Oppong, who scored 11.

The Skyhawks shot 51.7 percent from the field (30-for-58), and outrebounded Eastern Kentucky 40-27.

The Colonels shot 32.1 percent (18-for-56), and were outscored in the paint 42-16.

Tennessee-Martin used 46.9 percent shooting (15-for-32) in the first half to take a 32-23 halftime lead. Eastern Kentucky shot 25.8 percent in the first half (8-for-31).

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 Eastern Kentucky
Papa Oppong Papa Oppong
3-7,  11 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists
Olajide Hay Olajide Hay
10-12,  22 Pts
12 Rebs, 2 Assists

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