EKU men shoot 64 percent to beat Tennessee Martin 89-66

January 30, 2014 

Marcus Lewis scored 19 points and Glenn Cosey hit five three-pointers and finished with 18 points as Eastern Kentucky defeated Tennessee-Martin 89-66 Thursday night in Richmond.

The Colonels (15-7, 6-3 Ohio Valley) shot a scorching 64 percent from the field and sank 10 threes. Eric Stutz scored 14 points, Tarius Johnson chipped in 12 and Orlando Williams had 10.

UT-Martin (7-17, 2-7) shot 44.7 percent, but was 4 of 17 from beyond the arc and committed 16 turnovers. Myles Taylor led the Skyhawks with 17 points and Dee Oldham contributed 16.

WKU 77, Texas-Arlington 72: T.J. Price led with 21 points at home for the Hilltoppers (14-7, 6-2).

Georgetown: 100, Rio Grande 96: Monty Wilson led five Tigers in double figures with 31 points as Georgetown avenged its only home loss of the season by returning the favor against Rio Grande.

SEC men

No. 3 Florida 62, Miss. State 51: Casey Prather scored 16 points, Patric Young added 12 and Florida beat Mississippi State in Starkville for its 12th straight win. It was the 12th time this season that Florida (18-2, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) held an opponent to 60 points or fewer.

SEC women

No. 7 South Carolina 99, Mississippi 70: Freshman Alaina Coates tied her career high with 24 points and added 12 rebounds as the front line for South Carolina wore down visiting Mississippi Thursday night.

The 6-foot-4 Coates had her seventh career double-double and fourth in Southeastern Conference play for the Gamecocks (19-2, 7-1).

No. 10 Tennessee 70, Arkansas 60: Cierra Burdick and Meighan Simmons each scored 16 points as Tennessee shot 62.2 percent from the floor to beat Arkansas for its third consecutive victory.

The Lady Vols (17-4, 6-2 SEC) shot 28 of 45 overall and 7 of 13 from three-point range.

No. 14 LSU 65, Miss. State 56: Shanece McKinney didn't miss a shot en route to a career-high 19 points to give LSU the win over visiting Mississippi State on Thursday.

McKinney had seven baskets and five free throws as the Tigers (17-4, 6-2) heated up in the second half.

After making just 8 of 22 shots in the first half, when they trailed 26-21, the Tigers went 17 of 26 (63 percent) in the second. Katia May led the Bulldogs (15-7, 2-6) with 12 points.

Missouri 59, No. 16 Vanderbilt 54: Bri Kulas scored 15 points and host Missouri held off a rally from Vanderbilt for the win Thursday.

Kayla McDowell added 13 points and Morgan Stock had 11 for Missouri (14-7, 3-5 SEC). The Tigers took a 13-point lead into halftime before Vanderbilt (16-5, 5-3) rallied in the second half, coming within 55-54 after Kylee Smith converted a three-point play with 52 seconds left.

State women

Georgetown: 78, Rio Grande 73: The Tigers rallied from a 21-point deficit to extend their winning streak to eight games. Senior Kourtney Tyra led Georgetown with 27 points.

Florida 73, Alabama 67: The Crimson Tide fell to 10-11 overall and 3-5 in the Southeastern Conference with their loss Thursday night in Gainesville. The win lifted the Gators to 15-6 on the season and 5-2 in the league.

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