Tenn.-Martin tops Tenn. Tech 93-75
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP)—Lester Hudson had a season-high 42 points, plus nine rebounds and nine assists to lead Tennessee-Martin past Tennessee Tech 93-75 in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Tuesday night.
The Skyhawks (22-8), who led 43-33 at halftime, shot 63.3 percent in the second half (19 of 30) and picked up 24 points from Hudson to advance to the tournament semifinals on Friday against Morehead State.
The Skyhawks led by as many as 24 points, 85-61, on a dunk by Reuben Clayton with 6:52 to play.
Hudson was 8-for-13 from 3-point range as the Skyhawks hit 10 of 26 (38.5 percent).
Olahide Hay scored 17 points and Marquis Weddle added 11 for the top-seeded Skyhawks.
Tennessee Tech (12-18) had three players in double figures as Daniel Northern had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Kevin Murphy scored 14 points and Alfred Jones had 13.