Morehead State outlasts Tennessee-Martin 74-66

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MARTIN, Tenn. (AP)—Kenneth Faried had 19 points and 18 rebounds and Morehead State survived a late rally by Tennessee-Martin to win 74-66 on Thursday night in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams.

The Eagles (2-3) led 32-22 at halftime after the Skyhawks shot 5-for-25 from the field (20 percent).

In the second half, Tennessee-Martin (1-4) pulled within 41-38 with 12:19 left, but Morehead State built another 10-point cushion, keyed by two baskets by Brandon Shingles.

With 1:01 left, MJ Brown made a layup for a 65-62 lead. Faried responded with a layup and the Eagles were also 8-for-10 at the line in the final 45 seconds to seal the win.

Les Simmons and Demonte Harper added 15 points each for Morehead State.

Benzon Simmons scored 22 points for Tennessee-Martin on 7-for-15 shooting and added nine rebounds. Brown had 17 points and Delrico Lane scored 14.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Morehead St.
Kenneth Faried Kenneth Faried
8-16,  19 Pts
18 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Tenn-Martin
Benzor Simmons Benzor Simmons
7-15,  22 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists

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