Tenn.-Martin defeats Morehead St. 79-65
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP)—Marquis Weddle scored 30 points and Lester Hudson added 27 points and 13 rebounds as Tennessee-Martin defeated Morehead State 79-65 on Saturday night, claiming its first outright Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championship.
Weddle made 8 of 14 3-point attempts for the Skyhawks (21-8, 14-4), who avenged an 80-71 loss to the Eagles on Dec. 4 in the conference opener for both teams. The pair also combined to take 50 of Tennessee-Martin’s 63 total shots. Weddle went 11 of 21 and Hudson went 8 of 29 from the field. Hudson also had five steals.
Tennessee-Martin has won two straight after a two-game skid.
The Eagles (16-15, 12-6), who have lost four straight, were led by Kenneth Faried, who had 14 points and 15 rebounds for his 20th double-double of the season.
Morehead State outrebounded the Skyhawks 41-38, but hit only 10 of 18 free throws.