UT Martin's Men's Basketball Team will go up against Eastern Illinois in a rematch of last year's first round game in the OVC Tournament. It will be the start of a four game road trip as the Skyhawks will try to snap a three game losing streak.
Derek Hawthorne Jr. has continued to impress this season as he scored a career high 25 points against Austin Peay. He joins teammates Parker Stewart and Quinten Dove in the top 10 in the OVC in scoring.
All three will have to bring their "A" game on Thursday to take down Eastern Illinois. The Panthers are a perfect 5-0 this season at home and are led by the duo of Jack Smith and Josiah Wallace who both average 12 points a game.
Tip off will be at 7:30 P.M. on Thursday at the Lantz Arena.