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Tenn.-Martin 71, Tenn.St. 67

February 4, 1996

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) _ B.J. Nelson’s layup in the final seconds sealed Tennessee-Martin’s 71-67 win Saturday night over Tennessee State.

With 41 seconds to play, TSU (9-20, 6-3 Ohio Valley Conference) had drawn within 69-67 on a Monty Wilson layup. Nelson’s winning basket came with 18 seconds on the clock.

Michael Hart totaled 24 points for Tennessee Martin (8-10, 4-5) to lead all scorers. Teammate Demarco Wright had 16, and DeWayne Powell and Nelson each finished with 13.

Stanley Caldwell paced TSU with 19 points and Wilson added 18. Jason Johnson and Curtis Jenkins each scored 10 for the Tigers.

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