Tennessee-Martin vs Eastern Illinois Final: 84-77 - Recap

Tennessee-Martin earned an 84-77 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday, getting 20 points from Mike Liabo at Skyhawk Arena.

Tennessee-Martin was the ATS victor, as they covered the 3.5-point spread as a favorite.

Terence Smith had 19 points for Tennessee-Martin and Dee Oldham chipped in with 12 points. Khristian Taylor had 5 assists for them, while Myles Taylor was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Eastern Illinois got 20 points from Chris Olivier in a losing cause and another 15 points from Sherman Blanford. Dylan Chatman contributed 4 assists for them, while Sherman Blanford had 13 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Eastern Illinois were victorious, as the score was 37-34 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Eastern Illinois as they grabbed 38 boards, while Tennessee-Martin only had 25.