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-LRPI Rank
La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-846
UTEP13-522-1178
Western Ky.12-620-12117
UAB12-620-16129
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
FIU8-1016-17217
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
Rice8-1012-20248
Charlotte7-1114-18211
Marshall7-1111-21296
So. Miss4-149-20283
FAU2-169-20303

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.15-525-1053
Ga. Southern14-622-9113
UL-Monroe14-624-14132
UL Lafayette13-722-14143
UT-Arlington10-1016-15185
App. St.9-1112-17250
S. Alabama9-1112-21275
UALR8-1213-18276
Texas St.7-1314-17236
Arkansas St.6-1411-18277
Troy5-1510-19313
 
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STMA 51 Final
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