Messenger Sports Briefs for February 24

Messenger Sports Briefs for February 24
Briefly

Military and family
to get in free at UTM

UT Martin will have Armed Forces Appreciation Night on Saturday when the Skyhawks host Morehead State in a men and women’s basketball doubleheader at the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center.
All members of the Armed Forces and their families will be admitted to the games for free with proof of service (hat, uniform or military identification).
Tipoff for the women’s game is set for 4 p.m. The UTM women will have a chance to claim the Ohio Valley Conference regular season title on Saturday and improve their seeding for next week’s league tournament in Nashville.
Tipoff for the men’s game is set for 6 p.m. The Skyhawk men also have a chance to improve their tournament seeding with a victory over Morehead State.
The Eagles are led by senior center Kenneth Faried, who set the NCAA modern era career rebounding mark in an ESPN Sears BracketBusters victory over Indiana State last Saturday. Faried pulled down his 1,571st rebound in the second half of that game to pass Wake Forest’s Tim Duncan for the record.

Skyhawk SS Bain
gains OVC award

UT Martin shortstop Jenny Bain has been named the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Softball Player of the Week.
Bain helped lead UTM to victories over Evansville and Ohio State in the South Alabama Invitational last weekend.
All totaled, Bain hit .538 (7-for-13). She went 2-for-4 against Southeastern Louisiana with a home run and two RBI. She provided all of the runs against Chattanooga with a three-run homer in the fourth inning.
She currently leads the team with four home runs this season and with the four homers she has now tied the UT Martin school record for most career home runs (29).

D’burg St. hardwood
to host “madness”

Men’s and women’s basketball teams from across the state will converge at Dyersburg March 2 as Dyersburg State Community College is hosting the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA)/National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region VII tournaments.
A total of 10 colleges are set to particpate in the event.
Tournament contests will be played in the E.H. Lannom, Jr. Gymnasium at 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. on March 2-5. The women’s championship is set for March 6 at 2 p.m. with the men’s title game to follow.

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