South Alabama vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 68, South Alabama 52


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - LaRon Dendy got his second straight double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds as Middle Tennessee defeated South Alabama 68-52 in a Sun Belt Conference game on Saturday.

Dendy made 10 of 16 field goals and the Blue Raiders shot 45.9 percent (28 of 61), which is below their nation-leading average of 51.7 percent from the field.

Markos Knight added 17 points and Raymond Cintron added 11 for the Blue Raiders (13-2, 2-0), who won their fifth straight game.

The Blue Raiders used a 29-8 run in the final 12:35 of the first half to break open the game and lead 46-20 at the break. A 3-pointer by James Gallman gave the Blue Raiders their biggest lead of the game at 54-22 with 16:22 remaining.

Augustine Rubit had 13 points and 13 rebounds for South Alabama (8-4, 0-1), which had a four-game winning streak snapped.

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South Alabama Jaguars
J. Carter, F222-50-03014
A. Rubit, C334-155-7131113
F. Goldstein, G312-70-03216
T. Anderson, G201-50-05202
D. Jones, G202-41-21016
M. Ammons234-90-11038
X. Roberson202-91-22116
A. Lundy142-100-08034
D. Hersey101-20-02012
W. Wright50-01-24001
J. Diaz10-00-00000
A. Gowins10-00-00000
Totals 20-668-144761252
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F222-90-07314
L. Dendy, C3110-161-2112121
M. Knight, G298-130-063217
B. Massey, G261-51-25323
R. Cintron, G233-62-211111
J. Gallman142-40-00106
S. Jones142-40-02034
J. Oden140-10-01220
Z. Gibson100-00-00100
T. Walker90-22-20022
J. Rozier50-00-21000
J. Edmonson30-10-11000
Totals 28-616-1139161468
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
Other games
St John's 69 Final
UConn 83
Louisville 62 Final
Kentucky 69
Iowa 72 Final
Wisc 65
YALE 70 Final
Florida 90
PROV 40 Final
Utah St 64 Final
Miss St 66
Mich St 68 Final
Nebraska 55
St Joe's 69 Final
NDK 58 Final
Kansas 84
Ohio St 70 Final
Indiana 74
CREI 68 Final
Wich St 61
UNLV 74 Final
Hawaii 69