Tennessee-Martin vs. Saint Louis: Billikens resume long homestand

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Saint Louis will try to extend a small winning streak when it hosts Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night.

After a 10-day layoff, the Saint Louis Billikens return to action Saturday when they face the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks. The game will be the third in a nine-game homestand for the Billikens, who have made the most of their home court with a 4-1 record at the Chaifetz Arena.

Saint Louis (5-3) has won three of its last four, with victories over Southern Illinois, Valparaiso and North Texas in the last three weeks. In the Billikens' last game, a 67-63 win over North Texas, Jordair Jett and Cody Ellis each scored 17 points, with Ellis hitting a shot with 35 seconds left to break a 61-61 tie.

Tennessee-Martin (3-7) has had little success against Division I competition. Of the Skyhawks' three wins, one came over Division III Fontbonne and another over NAIA member Lyon. The third was a narrow victory over Kennesaw State back on Dec. 1. Since then, Tennessee-Martin had a rally fall short against Central Arkansas on Dec. 5, and was then blown out by Lipscomb on Dec. 8. The Skyhawks are also winless on the road, at 0-6.

Myles Taylor is Tennessee-Martin's leading scorer and rebounder with 16.6 points and 7.4 boards per contest. Mike Liabo plays heavy minutes off the bench, averaging 13 points a game. Justin Childs, who leads the team in assists and turnovers, and Jeremy Washington round out the top scorers for Tennessee-Martin.

Tip-off will be at 8 p.m. ET tonight.

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