CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Tyler Stone had 23 points and nine rebounds as Southeast Missouri State rallied from a 15-point deficit to defeat Tennessee-Martin 65-60 Saturday in the Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams.
The Skyhawks scored the first nine points of the game and extended the lead to 21-6 on a 3-pointer by Mike Liabo. Southeast Missouri got within 30-27 by halftime and took its first lead of the game, 39-38, on a 3-pointer by Marland Smith with 14:17 remaining.
The game was tied 56-56 with 4:22 left when Stone hit back-to-back jumpers. After a layup by DeMarc Richardson got Tennessee-Martin within two, Stone converted a three-point play with 2:23 remaining to make it 63-58.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
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