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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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-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

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
 
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DEPAUL 82
MARQET 79 Final
UConn 64
Wich St 91 Final
DAVID 74
UNLV 45 Final
N Mexico 65
Florida St 76 Final
NCST 62
MD 44 Final
Virginia 71
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
MARYCA 51 Final
MURYST 65
GTOWN 63 Final
PROV 53
GONZAG 65 Final
San Fran 66
TXTECH 50 Final
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Ohio St 51 Final
Michigan 56
ND 74 Final
NOVA 70