Middle Tennessee vs Troy

Middle Tennessee 63, Troy 53


TROY, Ala. (AP) - Shawn Jones scored 12 points and Raymond Cintron added 11, both off the bench, as Middle Tennessee defeated Troy 63-53 on Thursday night for the Blue Raiders' sixth straight win.

Jones scored all of his points in the first half as Middle Tennessee (14-2, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference) led by as many as 10 and 36-27 at the break.

The Trojans (5-9, 0-3) rallied to get to 46-42 with 11:28 remaining, then JT Sutton's dunk sparked a 6-0 Blue Raiders run. Ahead 52-46, Cintron hit back-to-back 3-pointers to push the lead into double figures for good.

LaRon Dendy, who was averaging a team-high 14.3 points per game for Middle Tennessee, was held to seven points on 2-of-10 shooting. He grabbed nine rebounds as the Blue Raiders had a 45-33 advantage on the boards.

R.J. Scott led Troy with 13 points, Daronte Clark added 12 and Tim Owens had six blocks.

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
L. Dendy, F272-103-39027
J. Sulton, F184-60-06028
M. Knight, G313-100-09436
B. Massey, G282-52-43316
J. Gallman, G183-50-03127
R. Cintron303-102-210111
S. Jones205-102-360012
J. Jones123-60-03016
J. Oden90-10-01130
K. Hammonds70-10-00100
Totals 25-649-1245101563
Troy Trojans
T. Owens, F262-40-04224
W. Weathers, G381-81-22413
D. Clark, G264-80-011112
R. Scott, G255-110-053013
E. Jones, G231-50-05222
J. Wright193-70-03116
S. Cunningham152-30-03014
R. Chambers142-41-23015
A. Jones141-51-20004
Totals 21-553-63313953
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
PEP 45 Final
Michigan 71 Final
Indiana 73
UNLV 89 Final
SDCC 52 Final