Belmont vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 65, Belmont 62


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - LaRon Dendy scored 20 points and Middle Tennessee rallied for a 65-62 victory over Belmont on Tuesday night after squandering a 13-point second-half lead.

JT Sulton added 13 points, including a tying jumper with 2:20 remaining and a layup with 1:34 to play that put the Blue Raiders (10-2) ahead 63-62.

The Bruins (6-3), who beat Middle Tennessee 87-84 in double overtime on Nov. 20, failed to score in the final 2:06, missing three shots and turning the ball over twice.

Middle Tennessee led 43-30 with 16:46 left in the game, but Belmont came back to take a 50-49 lead on Kerron Johnson's layup at the 10:01 mark.

The Blue Raiders had three times as many chances at the free-throw line in the second half as Belmont, but made just 11 of 24 to the Bruins' 4 of 8.

Drew Hanlen scored 16 points and Johnson 15 for Belmont.

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Belmont Bruins
M. Hedgepeth, F271-10-05142
S. Saunders, F222-32-23026
D. Hanlen, G335-102-212116
K. Johnson, G315-94-815315
I. Clark, G224-110-000211
B. Jenkins190-21-23121
J. Mann190-50-03320
A. Barnes130-10-03100
B. Baker114-40-011511
R. Chamberlain30-00-01100
H. Mobley00-10-00000
S. Turner00-00-00000
Totals 21-479-1426152162
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F246-91-232013
L. Dendy, C355-1110-1894220
M. Knight, G364-71-483210
B. Massey, G323-52-42308
R. Cintron, G241-30-04133
S. Jones152-52-23026
J. Gallman131-30-03023
J. Oden120-10-00120
J. Rozier61-20-00002
Z. Gibson30-00-00000
Totals 23-4616-3034141365
Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
S.C. Upstate7-617-13214
Kennesaw St.7-613-16269
No. Florida7-612-18241
N.J. Tech2-1110-19297

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Arkansas St.10-419-879
Georgia St.10-517-10134
Ga. Southern10-517-11116
Coast. Car.9-614-14157
Texas St.8-615-11208
UL Lafayette6-816-11151
S. Alabama6-813-14215
Little Rock4-1013-14247
App. St.3-128-18258
Other games
Ark-PB 50 Final
Michigan 63
Wisc 60 Final
Wisc-Mil 54
FAU 68 Final
Miss St 75