Arkansas State vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 59, Arkansas St. 46


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Kerry Hammonds scored 13 points and Middle Tennessee played stifling second half defense en route to a 59-46 win over Arkansas State on Thursday night.

Marcos Knight scored 12 points and J.T. Sulton had 10 for Middle Tennessee, who held Arkansas State to just 5 of 23 shooting in the second half.

Arkansas State (8-12, 2-4 Sun Belt Conference) finished at 32.6 percent (15 of 46) from the field and 25 percent (3 of 12) from 3-point range.

Arkansas State led 42-39 in the second half before the Blue Raiders scored six straight points to take a 48-39 lead. Middle Tennessee led by at least seven for the remainder of the game.

Middle Tennessee (18-2, 7-0) shot 45.3 percent (24 of 53) from the field, including 48 percent (12 of 25) in the second half where they outscored the Red Wolves 28-18.

Marcus Hooten led Arkansas State with 15.

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Arkansas State Indians
M. Kirkland, F356-90-020112
B. Peterson, F351-52-410224
E. Townsel, G401-82-42124
M. Hooten, G375-153-430015
T. Finn, G362-66-1052211
D. Griswold110-10-00010
K. Ogbonnaya-Branch40-10-01010
A. Sterrenberg20-10-00000
Totals 15-4613-22295946
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F305-80-082110
L. Dendy, C212-63-36127
M. Knight, G305-131-254212
B. Massey, G291-60-04432
R. Cintron, G140-10-01020
K. Hammonds215-70-050113
J. Gallman182-20-00215
S. Jones174-71-23019
J. Jones110-10-00000
J. Oden80-10-00210
T. Walker10-11-21011
Totals 24-536-935151559
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S. Alabama9-1112-21275
Texas St.7-1314-17236
Arkansas St.6-1411-18277
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