How to watch Western Illinois Leathernecks vs UT Martin Skyhawks: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Saturday’s NCAA basketball game

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Who is playing

UT Martin Skyhawks @ Western Illinois Leathernecks

Current records: UT Martin 14-10, Western Illinois 15-9

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We have another exciting game in the Ohio Valley as the Western Illinois Leathernecks and the UT Martin Skyhawks are set to square off at 12:00 pm ET on February 10th at West Hall. Since the pair suffered a loss in their last game, both of them have some extra motivation ahead of this game.

The point spread may have favored Western Illinois on Thursday, but the final result did not. They fell just short to the Trojans by a score of 63-60. For those watching at home, that is the closest loss Western Illinois has suffered since December 3, 2023.

Even though they lost, Western Illinois crashed the offensive glass and finished the game with 18 offensive rebounds. They easily outscored their opponents in that department as Little Rock only pulled down five offensive rebounds.

Meanwhile, UT Martin unfortunately saw its four-game winning streak end on Tuesday. Things could not have gone much worse for them as they lost 77-57 to the Trojans. The result should not come as a surprise as it is the fewest points scored by UT Martin all season.

The loss dropped the Leathernecks to 15-9. As for the Skyhawks, their loss dropped to 14-10.

Saturday’s game is one where possessions will likely be a big factor: Western Illinois has been crushing the glass this season, averaging 42.6 rebounds per game (yes they rank fifth in total rebounds per game). However, it is not as if UT Martin is struggling in that department as they have been averaging 41.3 rebounds per game. With these competitive strengths, it will be interesting to see how their rivalry plays out.

Western Illinois was able to earn a solid win over the Skyhawks when the teams last played back in January, winning 73-64. Does Western Illinois have another win up their sleeves, or will the Skyhawks turn the tables on them? Our response will be quick enough.

Series history

Western Illinois has won 3 of its last 5 games against UT Martin.

  • Jan. 11, 2024 – Western Illinois 73 vs. UT Martin 64
  • Dec 04, 2021 – Western Illinois 81 vs UT Martin 64
  • Dec 20, 2020 – Western Illinois 81 vs UT Martin 63
  • November 13, 2019 – UT Martin 98 vs Western Illinois 91
  • November 21, 2018 – UT Martin 92 vs Western Illinois 90

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