UT-Martin defeats Austin Peay 76-74 in OT

The Associated Press

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Myles Taylor drained two free throws with 1 second left in overtime to lift Tennessee-Martin over Austin Peay 76-74 Saturday night in Ohio Valley Conference action.

Taylor was put on the line after grabbing the rebound off the Governors' Travis Betran's 3-point miss. Betran was trying to snap a 74-all tie set when Mike Liabo made 2 of 3 free throws for the Skyhawks with 15 seconds left.

Liabo's 3-pointer put UT-Martin (4-12, 1-3) ahead 72-71 with 1:01 left, but Austin Peay's Will Triggs converted a three-point play with 22 seconds remaining for a 74-72 advantage.

UT-Martin forced overtime after Dee Oldham's jumper set a 66-all tie with 24 seconds left in regulation. Betran missed a 3-pointer just before that buzzer, too.

Austin Peay (4-12, 0-2) has now lost eight consecutive games, including three straight by two points each.

Liabo finished with 21 points and Taylor 19 with 13 rebounds.