BALTIMORE (AP) Wayne Martin had 27 points and 21 rebounds in his Division I debut, and Tennessee State took control late in a back-and-forth game to beat Loyola (MD) 86-71 in the season opener for both teams on Friday.
Martin, a redshirt junior transfer from Navarro College (TX), came off the bench and immediately made his presence known, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the final 14:05 of the first half. He finished 10 of 15, including 7 for 7 on free throws. Tahjere McCall had 23 points and committed seven turnovers.
Tennessee State broke the game open late after a tight contest most of the way. Martin's layup with just under six minutes left broke a 65-all tie, and the Greyhounds were forced to foul late.