MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) - Averyl Ugba scored 28 points with a career-high 17 rebounds, including 4 points in the final 28 seconds, and Austin Peay held on to beat UT Martin 59-57 on Thursday night.
The Skyhawks trailed by 10 at halftime. They were within one with nine minutes left following a 9-1 run, but never took the lead. Three times they closed within one. The first two times, Ugba responded for the Governors, and after Matthew Butler made a pair of free throws for UT Martin with three seconds left, Dayton Gumm had one for Austin Peay to close it out.
Neither team shot well, both finishing 18 for 58 (31 percent). The Governors (13-10, 8-3 Ohio Valley Conference) held a 32-21 advantage in free throws attempted, as the Skyhawks (8-16, 3-8) found themselves in foul trouble.
Ugba had nine points in a 16-5 run that put the Governors up 17 in the first half. UT Martin answered with a 7-0 run to trail 32-22 margin at the break.
The Skyhawks clawed their way back into the game as Fatodd Lewis scored 13 of his 18 points after the break.
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