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JHS alum Lucas Nutt has 10 points, SEMO advances to OVC Tournament quarterfinals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Marland Smith hit six 3-pointers and had

a double-double to lead Southeast Missouri State past Eastern

Kentucky 65-49 Wednesday night in the first round of the Ohio

Valley Conference tournament.

Smith finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Redhawks

(10-21), who will take on No. 3-seeded Austin Peay in Thursday

night's quarterfinal round at Municipal Auditorium.

Leon Powell added 12 points and Marcus Brister scored 11 for

Southeast Missouri, which went on a 19-2 run in the second half to

lead 52-38. Lucas Nutt, son of head coach Dickey Nutt and nephew of

Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt, added 10 points.

Joshua Jones led EKU (15-16) with 15 points, Justin Stommes had

11, and Spencer Perrin 10. Stommes hit a 30-footer to pull the

Colonels within one, 29-28, at the halftime buzzer and another 3 to

stop a 7½-minute scoring drought with 7:49 to play.

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