Martin leads upset at Arkansas

POSTED BY: News Department
Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 11:22 AM
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Kevin Martin must be over the flu.

And now the nation's leading scorer feels really good.

Martin (Zanesville) led Western Carolina to a stunning upset at Arkansas 62-59 in overtime Monday night. The 6-7 junior guard poured in 33 points and grabbed six rebounds in WCU's second win ever against an SEC opponent in 28 attempts.

Martin missed the Catamounts last game with the flu.

Martin raised his nation-best scoring average to 28.7 points per game. The Arkansas game marked the 13th time in his career that Martin scored at least 30 in a game. 26 of Martin's 33 came after halftime, including eight in overtime.

Martin continues his amazingly hot shooting from everywhere on the court. The ZHS grad made 9-16 from the field, 4-7 from 3-point range, and shot 11-14 at the free throw line against the Razorbacks. For the season, Martin is shooting 51 percent from the field, 48 percent from behind the 3-point arc, and 79 percent at the foul line.

Western Carolina (5-3) next plays in a two-day tournament at Montana State Dec. 29-30.

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