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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Scoreboard
Akron (3-4)242953
Middle Tennessee (8-1) «374077

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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% 
Mid-American
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron13-427-958
Ohio10-720-11118
Kent St.10-722-14142
Buffalo10-717-15146
Bowling Green7-1013-19225
Miami (Ohio)4-1311-21301
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ball St.10-721-13169
W. Michigan10-716-16174
Toledo8-917-17156
E. Michigan7-1016-17175
N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297
 
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