CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Kinyon Hodges scored 14 points as Eastern Illinois beat UT Martin 77-75 on Thursday night.

Hodges was 5 of 10 shooting, including 1 for 3 from distance, and went 3 for 4 from the line for the Panthers (8-18, 4-9 Ohio Valley Conference). Cameron Haffner shot 3 for 9 (2 for 6 from 3-point range) and 4 of 5 from the free throw line to add 12 points. CJ Lane recorded 11 points and shot 3 for 4, including 3 for 3 from beyond the arc. The Panthers snapped a six-game slide.

The Skyhawks (15-11, 7-6) were led by Jordan Sears, who recorded 20 points and two blocks. Parker Stewart added 18 points for UT Martin. K.J. Simon also had 12 points and four assists.


Both teams play again on Saturday. Eastern Illinois visits SIU-Edwardsville and UT Martin hosts Little Rock.


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