Akron vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 77, Akron 53


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
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
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kent St.12-623-1294
Bowling Green12-721-12109
Miami (Ohio)8-1113-19230
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
C. Michigan12-623-970
W. Michigan11-819-14120
E. Michigan9-1021-14140
N. Illinois8-1114-16186
Ball St.2-177-23284

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.15-525-1053
Ga. Southern14-622-9113
UL Lafayette13-722-14143
App. St.9-1112-17250
S. Alabama9-1112-21275
Texas St.7-1314-17236
Arkansas St.6-1411-18277
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Nwstern 41
UNLV 70 Final
Wich St 89
California 63 Final