Florida Atlantic vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 72, FAU 59

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - LaRon Dendy scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Middle Tennessee defeated Florida Atlantic 72-59 Saturday night in Sun Belt Conference play.

With the victory, Middle Tennessee won the Sun Belt regular season title with a program-record 24th victory, and clinched the top seed in the conference tournament.

The Blue Raiders (24-4, 13-1), whose fourth straight victory was their 17th in the last 19 games, led 14-12 early before going on a 15-2 run. Five players scored in that stretch, Dendy getting six points as Middle Tennessee took a 32-22 halftime lead. Florida Atlantic (11-16, 7-7) fell behind by 18 points early in the second half.

Dendy, who went 5 for 10 from the floor and 10 for 13 from the foul line, was joined in double figures by J.T. Sulton and Raymond Cintron. Sulton scored 11 points, including 5 for 5 from the stripe. Cintron came off the bench to score 10 points, hitting two 3-pointers.

Shavar Richardson led Florida Atlantic with 16 points. Dennis Mavin and Kelvin Penn scored 10 apiece for the Owls.

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Scoreboard
Florida Atlantic (11-16)223759
Middle Tennessee (24-4) «324072

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Florida Atlantic Owls
K. Penn, F262-22-33036
K. White, F160-31-21011
A. Tucker, G312-52-23556
S. Richardson, G304-97-731216
R. Taylor, G171-82-20055
J. McCoy283-34-671410
D. Mavin223-82-410010
G. Gantt191-62-45015
P. Bertone80-20-00020
A. Mattison20-00-01000
O. Grier10-00-00000
Totals 16-4622-302872359
 34.8%73.3% 
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F283-55-542411
L. Dendy, C335-1010-13103520
M. Knight, G243-71-35237
K. Hammonds, G222-61-10226
J. Oden, G110-00-02130
B. Massey293-51-23237
R. Cintron243-62-410010
J. Gallman112-40-02105
S. Jones92-30-02334
J. Jones81-20-02002
J. Rozier10-10-00010
Totals 24-4920-2833162472
 49%71.4% 
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

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
 
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UConn 64
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UNLV 45 Final
N Mexico 65
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K-State 57 Final
Baylor 56
Missouri 71 Final
Tx A&M 62
SDSU 56 Final
AF 58
Ole Miss 62 Final
Kentucky 77
CLEM 52 Final
NC 74
Florida 98 Final
Arkansas 68
STMA 51 Final
MRST 65
GTOWN 63 Final
PROV 53
GONZ 65 Final
San Fran 66
TXTCH 50 Final
Kansas 83
Ohio St 51 Final
Michigan 56
ND 74 Final
NOVA 70