Akron vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 77, Akron 53

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - LaRon Dendy and JT Sulton each had a double-double and Middle Tennessee defeated Akron 77-53 on Sunday.

Dendy had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Sulton tallied 16 points and 11 rebounds and Bruce Massey added 13 points for the Blue Raiders (8-1), who won their fourth straight.

Middle Tennessee held Akron (3-4) to 28.6 percent from the field (16 of 56), and 28.6 percent form 3-point range (4 of 14).

The Blue Raiders led 37-24 at halftime but Akron scored the first seven points of the second half, including a four-point play by Quincy Diggs. However, Middle Tennessee answered the spurt with a 15-4 run of its own to pull away.

Alex Abreu led the Zips with 14 points and Diggs finished with 10. Nikola Cvetinovic had 10 rebounds for Akron, which lost the battle of the boards 41-34. Akron has lost four of its last five.

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Akron Zips
N. Cvetinovic, F314-150-110129
Z. Marshall, C231-41-24253
Q. Diggs, G302-55-510310
A. Abreu, G294-64-441314
B. McClanahan, G290-41-22211
N. Harney192-75-65029
B. Walsh132-40-01054
C. Gilliam111-40-01012
A. Ibitayo80-20-01020
J. Egner50-51-22011
C. Oldham20-00-00000
Totals 16-5617-223462553
 28.6%77.3% 
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F295-96-9111216
L. Dendy, C326-157-11112119
J. Jones, G253-52-24239
B. Massey, G245-93-521313
M. Knight, G202-31-22235
J. Gallman171-20-00123
J. Oden160-20-03420
R. Cintron150-10-12200
S. Jones145-80-330310
T. Walker41-10-00022
J. Rozier20-00-00010
J. Edmonson10-00-00000
Z. Gibson10-00-00000
Totals 28-5519-3341152277
 50.9%57.6% 
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Akron13-526-934
Ohio11-723-1281
Kent St.10-819-13124
Buffalo10-820-1591
Miami (Ohio)6-1213-20195
Bowling Green5-1316-18201
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Ball St.10-821-14179
C. Michigan10-817-16155
N. Illinois9-921-12136
E. Michigan9-918-15113
Toledo8-1017-15182
W. Michigan7-1113-19203

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Little Rock17-330-542
UL-Monroe15-520-1496
UT-Arlington13-724-11105
UL Lafayette12-819-15156
Ga. Southern10-1014-17243
Georgia St.9-1116-14180
Texas St.8-1215-16238
S. Alabama8-1214-19240
Arkansas St.7-1311-20284
App. St.7-139-22259
Troy4-169-22293
 
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