MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — After opening the season with road losses at Louisville, Ohio and Arkansas State, Tennessee-Martin came home and got healthy Saturday night in a 76-59 rout of Rochester College, an NAIA school from Michigan.
Mike Liabo, one of four Skyhawks who scored in double figures, had 17 points for Tennessee-Martin (0-3). Dane Smith scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Freshman Myles Taylor chipped in with 14 points and Corderrio Maclin came off the bench to add 12 more.
Dramel Hogan led Rochester (9-1) with 19 points. The Warriors kept it reasonably close at halftime, trailing 34-24. But they had nowhere near the depth or height of Tennessee-Martin and were outscored 42-35 in the second half.
The Skyhawks outscored Rochester 46-24 in the paint. Tennessee-Martin’s bench outscored Rochester’s by a whopping 39-5. All five of the Rochester starters played at least 33 minutes.