Middle Tennessee vs Florida International

Middle Tennessee 70, FIU 59

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Middle Tennessee got 36 points from its starters and 34 off the bench to beat FIU 70-59 on Thursday night.

Raymond Cintron and Shawn Jones paced the well-balanced Blue Raiders (16-2, 5-0 Sun Belt Conference) with 10 points each. Eleven of the 15 Middle Tennessee players that saw time scored.

The Blue Raiders, who won their eighth straight, led 29-26 at halftime, before pulling away in the second half.

Middle Tennessee, which shot just 9 of 27 in the first half, going 1 of 10 from 3-point range, connected on 52 percent from the field (13 of 25) in the second.

The Panthers (4-12, 1-3) were just 7-of-24 shooting after halftime.

Middle Tennessee scored 28 points off 18 FIU turnovers.

The Panthers were led by Dominique Ferguson with 20 points and Jeremy Allen with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F244-72-481310
L. Dendy, C283-83-86129
R. Cintron, G242-60-00126
B. Massey, G222-45-61329
M. Knight, G140-32-42132
J. Jones222-62-21116
S. Jones214-72-330310
J. Gallman183-72-22129
J. Oden120-04-42114
K. Hammonds111-30-02202
T. Walker31-11-11013
J. Rozier10-00-00000
J. Edmonson00-00-00000
Z. Gibson00-00-00000
T. Jefferson00-00-01000
Totals 22-5223-3433122070
 42.3%67.6% 
Florida International Golden Panthers
D. Ferguson, F407-136-991420
J. De La Rosa, C111-21-22033
B. Moore, C50-00-00000
J. Allen, G386-165-9112419
P. Taylor, G222-52-40048
G. Dierickx281-20-26432
D. Hill261-50-04242
T. Wozniak171-50-00003
C. Bell80-12-22022
M. Nunez30-00-00000
S. Miro20-00-01000
Totals 19-4916-283692459
 38.8%57.1% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Little Rock17-330-542
UL-Monroe15-520-1496
UT-Arlington13-724-11105
UL Lafayette12-819-15156
Ga. Southern10-1014-17243
Georgia St.9-1116-14180
Texas St.8-1215-16238
S. Alabama8-1214-19240
Arkansas St.7-1311-20284
App. St.7-139-22259
Troy4-169-22293

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UAB16-226-783
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Marshall12-617-16128
UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
 
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