Florida International vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 69, FIU 52

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Shawn Jones and Marcus Knight scored 15 points each to pace Middle Tennessee to a 69-52 victory over Florida International Saturday night in Sun Belt Conference action.

It was the seventh straight victory for the Blue Raiders (10-3, 2-0) over FIU (4-7, 1-3).

Middle Tennessee scored the game's first eight points. The Blue Raiders led 28-21 at halftime, then outscored FIU 41-31 in the second half to win comfortably.

Jones also took 13 rebounds for a double-double, and Knight just missed one with nine rebounds. Raymond Cintron came off the Middle Tennessee bench to score 12 points on four 3-pointers.

For the Golden Panthers, Tymell Murphy scored 13 points. Jerome Frink and Malik Smith had 10 each.

Middle Tennessee outrebounded FIU 41-21, 15-3 on the offensive glass. The Blue Raiders shot 43.4 percent from the field (23 of 53) to FIU's 38.8 percent (19 for 49).

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Florida International Golden Panthers
J. Frink, F393-103-5100410
T. Murphy, F316-91-200413
T. Akomolafe, F191-50-03152
M. Smith, G343-81-232210
G. Belardo, G181-50-02132
J. Ferrales221-32-40204
D. Hill183-60-01236
M. Porcher Jimenez141-32-21145
J. De La Rosa50-00-01000
Totals 19-499-152792552
 38.8%60% 
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
S. Jones, F297-101-1131315
K. Hammonds, F262-31-15336
J. Sulton, F151-46-62038
M. Knight, G286-173-893115
B. Massey, G220-32-43422
R. Cintron234-70-001112
N. Hunter213-42-24119
T. Knight180-02-24322
J. Gallman90-20-01000
J. Jones40-30-00210
J. Rozier30-00-00020
Z. Gibson10-00-00000
T. Walker10-00-00000
Totals 23-5317-2443181969
 43.4%70.8% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
 
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