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% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern5-012-681
Coast. Car.4-19-9193
UT-Arlington3-213-548
Arkansas St.3-212-673
Georgia St.3-210-7133
Texas St.3-210-7288
UL Lafayette2-312-6122
Little Rock2-311-7208
Troy2-310-9200
S. Alabama2-39-9217
App. St.1-46-10252
UL-Monroe0-56-12298

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.6-016-324
La. Tech5-113-6196
UAB5-112-7126
UT-San Antonio4-19-9312
Old Dominion4-211-7125
Marshall4-211-881
Western Ky.3-39-10226
So. Miss3-36-12338
UTEP2-34-13346
Rice2-412-7167
Charlotte2-48-9227
FAU1-55-12335
North Texas0-66-12292
FIU0-64-15347
 
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