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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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Scoreboard
Middle Tennessee (16-2) «264470
Florida International (4-12)293059
 
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-L
Georgia St.17-125-9
Western Ky.12-620-12
UL-Lafayette11-723-12
Arkansas St.10-819-13
UALR9-915-17
UT-Arlington9-915-17
UL-Monroe7-119-17
Troy6-1211-20
S. Alabama5-1311-20
Texas St.4-148-23

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
So. Miss13-329-7
La. Tech13-329-8
Middle Tenn.13-324-9
Tulsa13-321-13
UTEP12-423-11
Old Dominion9-718-18
Tulane8-817-17
UAB7-918-13
Charlotte7-917-14
FIU7-915-16
North Texas6-1016-16
E. Carolina5-1117-17
FAU5-1110-22
Marshall4-1211-22
UT-San Antonio4-128-22
Rice2-147-23
 
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