MARTIN, Tenn. -- Myles Taylor scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Tennessee-Martin knocked off Eastern Kentucky 72-65 Thursday night to win two straight games for the first time this season.
The Skyhawks (6-16, 3-7 Ohio Valley Conference), coming off a 65-62 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, made 28 of 34 free throws, including 15 of 20 in the second half. The Colonels made only 7 of 13 foul shots, 4 of 7 after the break.
Tied at 35 at halftime, Eastern Kentucky led 46-41 with 14:33 to go. The Colonels (16-6, 6-3) still led 54-53 with 7:16 left when Tennessee-Martin went on a 13-5 run. After Eastern Kentucky got within two, at 67-65 on a Glenn Cosey 3-pointer with 32 seconds left, the Skyhawks made 5 of 8 free throws to clinch it.
Tennessee-Martin outrebounded the Colonels 51-26.
Cosey, returning after missing six games with a broken finger, finished with 20 points.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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