MARTIN, Tenn. -- Mike Liabo scored 21 points and Benzor Simmons added 18 as Tennessee-Martin came from behind to beat Eastern Kentucky 78-70 on Thursday night, clinching a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.
The Skyhawks (11-19, 6-11) trailed 54-39 with 13:46 to play before going on a 34-8 run to take a 73-62 lead with 1:44 to go. Simmons scored all 18 of his points during that stretch.
Reuben Clayton had 16 points and Terence Smith added 15 for Tennessee-Martin, which shot 60.9 percent from the field (14 of 23) in the second half -- the start of which was delayed for approximately 45 minutes due to a tornado warning.
Another 45-minute delay occurred with 12:55 left to play.