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.