Western Kentucky vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 72, W. Kentucky 64


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - LaRon Dendy scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Middle Tennessee over Western Kentucky 72-64.

The Blue Raiders (22-4, 11-1 Sun Belt Conference) outrebounded Western Kentucky 51-44, helping them score 15 second-chance points and 38 points in the paint.

Middle Tennessee trailed 31-30 with 18:39 left and scored eight straight. Dendy's jumper made it 39-31 with 15:13 to play.

Western Kentucky, which wouldn't get closer than four points the rest of the way, turned it over twice during the spurt.

Marcos Knight added 12 points, Raymond Cintron 11 and Kerry Hammonds 10 for the Blue Raiders, who won their fifth straight in the series.

The Hilltoppers (8-16, 4-7) were led by T.J. Price with 14 points and George Fant with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Western Kentucky shot just 33.8 percent from the field (22 of 65), and made 28.6 percent form 3-point range (6 of 21).

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
V. Zollo, F162-60-03145
T. Akol, F132-60-03044
T. Price, G364-113-373414
D. Gordon, G352-114-47629
J. Crook, G293-122-22048
G. Fant325-102-2111412
K. McDonald222-53-31038
N. Snipes131-20-04052
O. Akamune41-20-02002
Totals 22-6514-1444113064
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F212-50-06144
L. Dendy, C2910-226-12144226
B. Massey, G311-61-24813
K. Hammonds, G294-81-452010
M. Knight, G286-130-282412
R. Cintron172-45-610211
J. Jones170-61-55011
T. Walker110-02-30012
J. Gallman101-11-20133
J. Oden70-20-12000
Totals 26-6717-3751181872
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-433
La. Tech12-320-8116
Old Dominion9-516-10143
Western Ky.7-713-14223
UT-San Antonio6-811-16283
So. Miss5-108-19335
North Texas2-128-18331

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Arkansas St.10-419-876
Ga. Southern10-417-10127
Georgia St.9-516-10131
Texas St.8-515-10205
Coast. Car.8-613-14148
S. Alabama6-713-13210
UL Lafayette6-816-11155
Little Rock4-1013-14244
App. St.3-118-17253
Other games
Wisc 68 Final
Minn 61
Ole Miss 60 Final
Miss St 70
TNST 72 Final
Illinois 71 Final
Indiana 84
STMA 59 Final