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Tennessee-Martin Defeats Eastern Illinois 51-41 - Recap

Jaron Williams scored 17 points leading Tennessee-Martin to a 51-41 victory over Eastern Illinois at Skyhawk Arena on Thursday.

Bettors who backed Tennessee-Martin were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of +8.5 at sportsbooks.

Vinnie Viana had 11 points for Tennessee-Martin and Kenton Eskridge chipped in with 7 points. Kenton Eskridge had 4 assists for them, while Ajani Kennedy was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 14 boards.

Eastern Illinois got a 14-point performance from Deang Deang, who was supported by 11 points from Josiah Wallace. Josiah Wallace had 4 assists in a losing cause for Eastern Illinois, while Barlow Alleruzzo IV grabbed 10 rebounds.

Tennessee-Martin was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Eastern Illinois as they grabbed 39 boards, while Tennessee-Martin only had 38

Tennessee-Martin heads into a battle against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Eastern Illinois, meanwhile, will have their next action against Southeast Missouri State.