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Dove leads UT-Martin past E. Illinois 80-79 in OT

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Quintin Dove had 32 points and 10 rebounds and Derek Hawthorne Jr. hit a pull-up 3-pointer as time expired in overtime as UT Martin narrowly defeated Eastern Illinois 80-79 on Saturday.

Dove hit 12 of 16 shots.

Hawthorne had 18 points and nine rebounds for UT Martin (8-17, 4-10 Ohio Valley Conference). Eman Sertovic added 14 points. Ja'Darius Harris had six assists.

Josiah Wallace had 20 points for the Panthers (12-14, 5-9). Mack Smith added 19 points. Jordan Skipper-Brown had 14 points and 13 rebounds. George Dixon had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Skyhawks evened the season series against the Panthers with the win. Eastern Illinois defeated UT Martin 95-83 on Jan. 23. UT Martin plays Tennessee Tech on the road on Thursday. Eastern Illinois faces Murray State at home on Thursday.

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