NCAA Men's Basketball

Simon leads UT Martin past SIU-Edwardsville 76-70

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) KJ Simon had 24 points as UT Martin defeated Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 76-70 on Monday night.

Simon shot 9 for 10 from the line. He added six rebounds.

David Didenko had 14 points for UT Martin (7-13, 3-5 Ohio Valley Conference), which ended its five-game losing streak. Koby Jeffries added 12 points. Bernie Andre had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville totaled 22 first-half points, a season low for the team.

Shamar Wright had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Cougars (7-12, 1-5), who have now lost four games in a row. Shaun Doss Jr. added 15 points and eight rebounds. Ray'Sean Taylor had 12 points and six rebounds.

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Updated January 24, 2022