Middle Tennessee vs Florida International

Middle Tennessee 70, FIU 59

  •  

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.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
Middle Tennessee (16-2) «264470
Florida International (4-12)293059

Related Video

 

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike White Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Villanova Wildcats 2016 National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear!
Shop Now

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
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
Other games
JXST 55 Final
MRST 66
Minn 77 Final
Indiana 74
Virginia 58 Final
DUKE 61
Tenn 58 Final
Miss St 62
GONZ 62 Final
STMA 83