MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Myles Taylor scored 23 points and Tennessee-Martin pulled away easily with a 77-68 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Saturday.
Tennessee-Martin, which went into halftime with a seven-point lead, had its advantage cut to 47-44 with 15:10 left in the second half when Southern Illinois-Edwardsville's Jerome Jones hit a 3-pointer. But the Cougars (8-13, 4-7) were unable to pull closer the rest of the way.
Tennessee-Martin answered with a 13-2 run that was capped by Liabo's 3-pointer to give it a 60-46 lead with 7:53 left. The Skyhawks took their largest lead of the contest when Justin Childs made a jumper with 2:48 remaining.
Jones led Southern Illinois-Edwardsville with 18 points and Kris Davis had 15 points and seven assists.
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