Morehead St shoots past UT Martin, 76-65

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Karam Mashour scored 10 of his 25 points in the first nine minutes and 13 in the final eight as fifth-seeded Morehead State upset cold-shooting No. 4 seed Tennessee-Martin, 76-65 in an Ohio Valley Conference quarterfinal Thursday night.

Angelo Warner led the Eagles with 27 points on 10-of-16 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds, but it was Mashour who carried the team to the finish line.

Marshun Newell converted a three-point play with 8:25 left to pull the Skyhawks within five, 54-49, but Mashour answered with a three-point play of his own and sparked an 8-0 run to take control.

Morehead State (10-6), winners of 10 of its last 13 games, now plays top-seeded Murray State in a semifinal Friday.

UT Martin (10-6) struggled from the field, converting 20 of 54 (37 percent), including 9 of 25 from beyond the arc. Alex Anderson scored 23 points to lead the Skyhawks.

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