Tenn.-Martin defeats Morehead St. 79-65

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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.

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 Top Performers
 Morehead St.
Kenneth Faried Kenneth Faried
6-10,  14 Pts
15 Rebs, 2 Assists
Lester Hudson Lester Hudson
8-29,  27 Pts
13 Rebs, 5 Assists

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