COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cade Crosland came off the bench to score 15 points and Tennessee Tech turned back Tennessee-Martin 78-65 on Thursday night.
Crosland did all his damage from beyond the 3-point stripe, sinking 5 of 11 attempts for the Golden Eagles (8-20, 5-10 Ohio Valley Conference). Jr. Clay scored 14 points, but he made just 3 of 11 shots — 1 of 7 from distance. Clay was 7 of 8 at the foul line and added six assists and three steals. Freshman Tujautae Williams had 11 points and five rebounds, while freshman Keishawn Davidson scored 10 with six assists. Amadou Sylla pitched in with nine points and nine rebounds off the bench.
Miles Thomas hit two 3-pointer and scored 19 to pace the Skyhawks (8-18, 4-11). Thomas added seven assists. Reserve Quintin Dove totaled 17 points and 12 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season. Derek Hawthorne Jr. scored 13 but made just 5 of 15 shots. Hannes Polla came off the bench to score 10 on 5-of-6 shooting.
Tennessee Tech shot 42% from the floor, 31% from beyond the arc (11 of 36) and made 15 of 20 free throws. UT Martin shot 46% overall but just 25% from distance (4 of 16). The Skyhawks hit 9 of 11 foul shots.
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