Austin Peay rallies past UT Martin 71-61

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MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) - Josh Terry scored 27 points to lead Austin Peay to a 71-61 win against UT Martin on Monday night to remain perfect in Ohio Valley Conference play.

UT Martin led 34-25 at halftime, but Austin Peay opened the second half with an 8-1 run to cut the Skyhawks' margin to two. The game was tied four times after that, the last coming on a jumper by UT Martin's Terence Smith to make it 53-53 with 7:08 to play.

Benzor Simmons fouled Terry, who sank a pair of free throws, and Austin Peay slowly pulled away.

The Skyhawks, who have lost six straight, had a 37-29 advantage on the boards, but hit only 38 percent of their shots while Austin Peay (12-6, 6-0) shot 50.9 percent.

Tyshwan Edmondson scored 12 points for the Governors, and John Fraley added 10.

Troy King led UT Martin (4-13, 0-6) with 21 points, and Mike Liabo had 12.

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