Tennessee-Martin beats SE Missouri State 79-69

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MARTIN, Tenn. (AP)—Andres Irarrazabal scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Tennessee-Martin to a 79-69 win over Southeast Missouri State on Thursday night.

Troy King, Terence Smith, Benzor Simmons and Mike Liabo each scored 11 for the Skyhawks (6-14, 2-7 Ohio Valley Conference). Reuben Clayton and Dane Smith added 10 points apiece.

Tennessee-Martin led 39-36 at halftime after a 3-pointer from Clayton with 1 second remaining in the opening half.

The Skyhawks stretched their lead to 12, 56-44, with 12:31 left to play and led by at least four points the rest of the way.

Marland Smith scored 17 of his 29 points in the first half for the Redhawks (5-14, 4-5). Lucas Nutt scored 12 and Anthony Allison 10.

Tennessee-Martin only had seven players attempt a shot, with all of them scoring at least 10 points. The Skyhawks shot 83.3 percent from the free-throw line (20 of 24).

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 Top Performers
 SE Missouri St.
Marland Smith Marland Smith
11-24,  29 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists
Andres Irarrazabal Andres Irarrazabal
6-7,  15 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists

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