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Tennessee-Martin beats SIU-Edwardsville 68-52

Jan 26, 2010 - 3:33 AM MARTIN, Tenn.(AP) -- Marquis Weddle scored 25 points and Tennessee-Martin defeated SIU-Edwardsville 68-52 on Monday night.

The Skyhawks (3-16), who led the entire way, took a 24-13 advantage on Weddle's 3-pointer with 5:27 left in the first half.

Leading 33-26 at halftime, Tennessee-Martin outscored the Cougars (3-17) 24-11 to open the second half. Weddle's 3 capped the spurt for a 57-37 lead with 8:53 remaining.

Benzor Simmons chipped in 11 points as the Skyhawks snapped a 7-game losing streak.

Tennessee Martin scored 11 points off 15 turnovers by the Cougars.

Weddle was 5 of 7 from 3-point range as the Skyhawks shot 50 percent from behind the arc (6 of 12).

Tennessee-Martin outrebounded SIU-Edwardsville 46-27 and scored 14 second-chance points.

Mark Yelovich scored 20 points and Aamir McCleary added 18 for the Cougars, who have now lost 11 of their last 12.