CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Matthew Butler scored 25 points and Tennessee-Martin beat Southeast Missouri State 72-66 on Saturday afternoon in a regular season finale.
Butler was 8 of 16 from the field including five from deep for the Skyhawks (10-21, 5-13 Ohio Valley Conference) who snapped a four-game losing streak. DelFincko Bogan added 17 points and Parrish Hewitt had 15 points and led the team with nine rebounds.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A.J. Hicks scored 15 points and Morehead State used two second-half surges to beat Tennessee-Martin 70-53 on Thursday night, snapping an eight-game skid.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Montell Goodwin made five 3-pointers and scored 18 points to lead Eastern Illinois to a 64-57 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night.
Goodwin was 5-of-14 shooting, all from long range. Ray Crossland and Muusa Dama added 12 points apiece for Eastern Illinois (10-17, 6-10 Ohio Valley Conference). D'Angelo Jackson chipped in six points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Matthew Butler made a 3-pointer with four seconds left to give Tennessee-Martin a 70-69 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Thursday night.
Dujuanta Weaver and Nick Mayo hit consecutive 3s, and DeAndre Dishman added a dunk with 10 seconds left during an 8-1 surge that gave the Colonels a 69-67 lead before Butler scored the game-winner.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 18 points, Jonathan Stark had 17 and Murray State used a late run to pull away from UT Martin 66-53 on Saturday night.
Morant grabbed a game-high eight rebounds and had five assists while Stark made five 3-pointers in the first half for the Racers (18-5, 10-2), who remained alone in second place behind Belmont (11-1) in the Ohio Valley Conference.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Averyl Ugba scored 28 points with a career-high 17 rebounds, including 4 points in the final 28 seconds, and Austin Peay held on to beat UT Martin 59-57 on Thursday night.
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — DelFincko Bogan scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half and added four assists and five steals to guide Tennessee-Martin to a 67-63 victory over Jacksonville State on Thursday night.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Lamontray Harris scored 19 points, including the go-ahead basket late in the second half, and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Morehead State to its first Ohio Valley Conference victory of the season with a 71-67 win over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Jonathan Stark scored 22 points and reached the 1,000-point mark for his career as Murray State beat UT Martin 82-68 on Saturday night.
Stark reached the plateau on a 3-pointer with 16:27 left in the second half. That was near the end of a 14-0 run that gave the Racers (12-3, 4-0 Ohio Valley Conference) a 48-32 lead. Murray State extended the lead to as many as 28 and the Skyhawks (6-11, 1-3) had a 13-0 run late in the period but got no closer than 14 the rest of the way.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Luke scored 19 points and dished out 10 assists to help Belmont hold off Tennessee-Martin for a 65-58 win Saturday night.
Amanze Egekeze added 14 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the second half, and Dylan Windler had 13 points for Belmont (10-5, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference), which has won five straight. Egekeze and Windler also had nine rebounds each.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Fatodd Lewis had his third double-double in the last four games and Matthew Butler scored 20 points to help UT Martin hold off NAIA Blue Mountain for an 84-76 win on Wednesday night.
Lewis finished with 25 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and a career-high six steals. Terrence Parker made 6 of 7 from the field and scored 13 points and Darius Thompson scored 12 on 5-of-7 shooting for UTM (4-8).
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Aric Holman had career highs with 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead Mississippi State to a 92-61 victory over UT Martin on Saturday.
Quinndary Weatherspoon also had 21 points for Mississippi State (9-1) and Nick Weatherspoon added 11 to aid a balanced scoring attack. The Bulldogs also received nine points apiece from Lamar Peters, Eli Wright and Xavian Stapleton.
Matthew Butler had a game-high 22 points for UT Martin (3-8) and Delfincko Bogan added 10 points.
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Fatodd Lewis scored 23 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds as Tennessee-Martin finished strong for just its second victory of the year, a 92-78 win over Arkansas State on Tuesday night.
UT-Martin (2-7) had lost five straight after beating North Carolina Central 74-57.
Lewis was 9 of 12 from the floor. Matthew Butler added 20 points, nailing 3 of 8 from distance. Parrish Hewitt had 17 points and Terrence Parker chipped in 12 for the Skyhawks.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Makale Foreman drilled a late 3-pointer from the corner and then made four free throws down the stretch to give Chattanooga just enough cushion for a 66-63 win over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.
UT-Martin's Matthew Butler nailed a trey from deep in the corner to close to 64-63 with nine seconds left. He had a chance to tie after Foreman's last two free throws, but lost the ball out of bounds in the final second.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jared Sam scored 27 points on 9-for-13 shooting from the floor and 9 of 11 at the free throw line and Southern beat Tennessee Martin 69-66 Wednesday night for the Jaguars' first win of the season.
With a 65-64 lead, Mubashar Ali buried a jumper and 1 of 2 free throws and LaQuentin Collins made 1 of 2 free throws with two seconds to go, and Southern (1-5) held on. Delfincko Bogan missed a 3-point heave for Tennessee Martin (1-4).
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Daniel Utomi scored 32 points with seven 3-pointers, both career highs, and Akron made 15 of 31 3-pointers in downing UT Martin 76-59 on Saturday night.
Malcolm Duvivier scored 17 points with a career-high five 3s and the Zips (2-0) never trailed.
Jimond Ivey hit a jumper for Akron's largest lead, 63-47, with 8:52 to play. Matthew Butler's layup narrowed UT Martin's deficit to 68-57, but Utomi hit another 3-pointer, then another with 1:38 to play.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Matthew Butler had 16 points and five assists, Fatodd Lewis scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and UT-Martin beat North Carolina Central 74-57 on Wednesday night.
Parrish Hewitt added 15 points for UT-Martin (1-2). The Skyhawks scored 21 points off 16 N.C. Central turnovers.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jon Elmore scored a career-high 38 points to lead Marshall in a 102-91 overtime victory over Tennessee-Martin on Friday night in a season opener.
C.J. Burks added 23 points, and Ajdin Penava recorded his third career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Dominique Williams led UT-Martin with 25 points and Matthew Butler added 20. Williams hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The preseason 2017-18 All-Ohio Valley Conference team as voted on by coaches and sports information directors and released Tuesday:
Preseason OVC Player of the Year: Jonathan Stark, Murray St.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Matthew Butler scored 17 points, Kedar Edwards added 16 and Tennessee-Martin beat Murray State 73-67 in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Friday night.
Tennessee-Martin (21-11) plays Jacksonville State in the championship game on Saturday for the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The Gamecocks upset top-seeded Belmont in the other semi, 65-59 on Friday.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Jacolby Mobley hit five 3-pointers and scored 33 points and Tennessee-Martin nearly blew a 24-point halftime lead but hung on to beat Murray State 83-76 on Saturday night.
The game was the regular season finally for both teams. The win clinches the Ohio Valley West Division crown for the Skyhawks (20-11, 10-6), who will be the No. 2 seed in the conference tourney and have a double-bye into the semis.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Jacolby Mobley had 21 points, Javier Martinez and Chandler Rowe each had a double-double and UT Martin beat Eastern Kentucky 85-68 on Saturday night.
Martinez had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Rowe had 10 points and 10 boards for the Skyhawks (17-9, 7-4 Ohio Valley Conference). Kedar Edwards added 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Matthew Butler scored 11.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Javier Martinez scored 22 points on 11-of-14 shooting and grabbed 21 — the first 20-20 game in school history — to lead Tennessee-Martin to a 75-46 win over Tennessee Tech on Wednesday night.
Jacolby Mobley added 15 points, Matthew Butler 12 and Kedar Edwards 11 for the Skyhawks (16-9, 6-4 Ohio Valley).
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Jacolby Mobley scored 18 points, Matthew Butler added 14, and UT Martin rallied with an early second-half run to beat SIU-Edwardsville 75-67 on Saturday night to win its third straight.
Kedar Edwards scored 11 points for the Skyhawks (14-8, 4-3 Ohio Valley), who outscored the Cougars 36-26 in the paint and shot 49 percent from the floor to their 36.8 percent.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Jacolby Mobley sank five 3-pointers and finished with 25 points, Kedar Edwards added 17, and hot-shooting UT Martin pulled away for a 79-69 win over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday night.
Mobley was 8 of 14 from the field and Edwards 6 of 10 for UT Martin (11-8, 1-3 Ohio Valley), part of a team effort that finished 29 of 48 (60.4 percent) overall and 15 of 23 (65) in the second half.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delano Spencer scored 19 points and made five 3-pointers to lead Tennessee State to a 76-65 victory over UT Martin on Saturday night.
Spencer was 6 of 9 from the floor. Tahjere McCall added 17 points for Tennessee State (11-5, 2-1 Ohio Valley), and has 1,013 for his career. He also matched a career-best with eight assists.
Wayne Martin chipped in 17 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds for the Tigers. Darreon Reddick chipped in 11 points.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nick Smith went off for a career-high 30 points — on 10 3-point baskets — and Belmont steamrolled Tennessee-Martin 83-67 on Thursday night.
Smith's 10 treys — on 10-of 13-shooting — also tied the Curb Event Center record for 3-pointers in a game.
The Bruins (8-4, 2-0 Ohio Valley) shot 51 percent from the field (28 of 55) and were 18 for 35 from 3-point range — one short of the school record.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Matthew Butler had 31 points and scored a pair of baskets in the final minute of overtime to push UT Martin past Morehead State 81-77 on Saturday night.
Butler's jumper with 59 seconds left tied it at 77 and his basket with 8 seconds left gave the Skyhawks a 79-77 lead. Javier Martinez added two free throws in the final second to cap the scoring.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Armon Fletcher scored 22 points and Southern Illinois powered past Tennessee-Martin late in the second half to earn a 78-70 win on Thursday night.
Fletcher hit 8 of 13 field goals and 3 of 6 from deep. Sean O'Brien added 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting for the Salukis (7-6), who shot 55.8 percent and hit 15 of 17 at the line.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Kedar Edwards recorded a triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists and Tennessee-Martin blew out Bethune-Cookman in the second have in a 97-72 win on Saturday night.
Edwards is the first Skyhawk to record a triple-double since March 2015 when Deville Smith completed one against Northwestern State.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Paris Lee, the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, joined four starters with 12 points each as Illinois State dismantled Tennessee-Martin, 74-57 to win its Star Wars Day match-up Saturday afternoon.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Matthew Butler scored a career-high 35 points and UT Martin routed Division III Boyce College 108-64 on Sunday.
Butler went 13 of 19 from the field, including 7 of 10 from beyond the arc, with seven rebounds for the Skyhawks (8-2). Malik Pugh had 19 points with 10 assists and Kedar Edwards added 17 points, six steals, five assists and five boards. Mike Fofana had 11 points off the bench.
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Kedar Edwards had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven steals in UT Martin's 73-68 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Wednesday night.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Kedar Edwards hit a 3-pointer with one second left and UT Martin rallied to an 82-81 win over Florida Atlantic on Tuesday night for the Skyhawks' tenth straight home victory.
Edwards received the inbound pass in the backcourt, took three dribbles, went behind the back and drained a deep 3.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jacolby Mobley scored a career-high 25 points and his 3-pointer with one second left lifted UT Martin to a 66-63 win over Duquesne in Wednesday night's Bluegrass Showcase game in which they trailed most of the way.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Jacolby Mobley scored 20 points, Kedar Edwards had a double-double and UT Martin held off Texas Rio Grande Valley 88-80 on Sunday.
Fatodd Lewis hit 6 of 9 shots and scored 15 points of his career-high 17 points in the first half when the Skyhawks (1-1) shot 63 percent and opened a 50-36 lead. Edwards had 15 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Matthew Butler added 14 points.