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Middle Tennessee vs UCF

Middle Tennessee 75, UCF 61

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Shawn Jones scored 18 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and led a second-half defensive effort as Middle Tennessee defeated Central Florida 75-61 Tuesday night.

Raymond Cintron scored 14 points for Middle Tennessee (3-1) and Neiko Hunter added 13. The Blue Raiders held UCF to 33 percent shooting after halftime. James Gallman and Marcos Knight added 11 points each.

Tristan Spurlock led UCF (3-1) with 17 points and eight rebounds. Keith Clanton added 15 points and eight boards.

Middle Tennessee scored 13 straight second-half points, 12 coming on two 3-point plays by Jones and Hunter's two treys for a 64-50 lead with 5:59 remaining.

UCF shot 54.5 percent in the first half when the Knights built a 33-30 lead. But Middle Tennessee's defense virtually shut down Clanton and Isaiah Sykes, UCF's top scorers.

Clanton didn't get a shot the first 14 minutes of the second half. Sykes was scoreless, fouling out with 6:42 left.

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S. Jones, F327-124-9130218
N. Hunter, F255-92-452313
M. Knight, G265-90-163211
B. Massey, G241-62-21324
J. Gallman, G184-60-000111
R. Cintron305-80-015214
T. Knight150-12-61302
J. Sulton151-20-03352
J. Jones80-20-00000
K. Hammonds60-10-00020
Z. Gibson10-00-00000
Totals 28-5610-2233191975
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T. Spurlock, F395-155-581217
K. Wilson, F322-105-76139
I. Sykes, G213-40-20457
R. Days, G191-30-01042
D. Walker312-50-03116
S. Blair152-21-21035
T. Coons10-00-00000
B. Horodyski10-00-01000
D. Karell10-00-00000
I. Lang10-00-00000
Totals 20-4615-2231142161
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