Hudson’s 27 leads Tenn.-Martin past Tenn St 75-74
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Lester Hudson, the nation’s second leading scorer, scored 27 points including two free throws with 1 second left to lead Tennessee-Martin to a 75-74 win Monday over Tennessee State.
Hudson, scoring his season average, made 9-of-18 field goals and all three of his free throws.
Two free throws by Tenn-Martin’s Carlos Wright had made it 74-73 with seven seconds left.
Marquis Weddle had 12 points, and Sam Pearson and Djero Riedewald added 10 points each for Tennessee-Martin (7-9, 3-3 Ohio Valley Conference).
Tennessee State (5-9, 2-3 OVC) was led by Darius Cox with 23 points, Jerrell Houston with 18 and Bruce Price with 16. Cox was 7-of-9 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the free throw line.
Tennessee-Martin led 37-34 at the half.
Price missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have won it for the Tigers.