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SIU-Edwardsville defeats Tennessee-Martin 69-65

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MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) Corey Wickware scored 19 points and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville defeated Tennessee-Martin 69-65 on Saturday night.

Mark Yelovich added 18 points, on 7-of-14 shooting, for the Cougars, who shot 48.2 percent for the game (27 of 56).

The Cougars were 15 of 30 from the field in the first half, while limiting UT-Martin to 16.7 percent from 3-point range (2 of 12). SIU-Edwardsville led 35-31 at halftime.

SIU-Edwardsville (5-8, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference) led 39-33 with 17:38 to go, before scoring 11 straight. After Wikware's 3 started the run, Jerome Jones finished it with eight straight. His 3-pointer put the Cougars up 50-33 with 15:17 remaining.

Mike Liabo led the Skyhawks (3-15, 0-5) with 26 points. Corderio Maclin added 13 points and Myles Taylor 10 for UT-Martin, which lost its sixth straight.

Jeremy Washington had eight assists for the Skyhawks, who finished with 20.

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