CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP)Skyler Hogan scored a season-high 21 points plus the game-winner, Alex Caldwell added 14, including seven in the final 36 seconds and Southeast Missouri edged past UT Martin 74-72 for a comeback win on Thursday night.
Sage Tolbert added 16 points with nine rebounds for Southeast Missouri (6-20, 2-11 Ohio Valley Conference) while Quatarrius Wilson had 12 points and seven rebounds. Caldwell also made seven assists.
Quintin Dove had 24 points for the Skyhawks (7-17, 3-10), who held the lead for 39:36. Parker Stewart added 15 points, including a 3-pointer to open the game. Miles Thomas had 12 points.
Down by 10 at the half, the Redhawks whittled the gap down to 72-71 after Caldwell buried two 3-pointers in the last 36 seconds, converting one into a four-point play. Dq Nicholas swiped the ball and fed to Hogan, who drove for the winner – and SEMO’s only lead – with 24 seconds left.
UT Martin’s Eman Sertovic had a potential game-winning 3 hit off the front of the basket as time expired.
Southeast Missouri plays Southern Illinois-Edwardsville at home on Saturday. UT Martin faces Eastern Illinois at home on Saturday.
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