Florida Atlantic vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 62, FAU 52


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Marcos Knight scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half as Middle Tennessee reeled off 26 straight points to defeat Florida Atlantic 62-52 Thursday night in Sun Belt Conference action.

The Blue Raiders (13-4, 5-1), who have won six of their last seven, are 9-0 at home this season.

Middle Tennessee trailed 24-19 at the 7:26 mark when Bruce Massey's layup sparked a 16-0 run to close the first half.

Coming out of the break, Raymond Cintron's 3-pointer capped a 10-0 run that gave the Blue Raiders a 21-point lead with 16:38 remaining.

The Owls (8-9, 3-3) could get no closer than eight as they saw their two-game winning streak end.

Neiko Hunter added 12 points and Massey 10 for Middle Tennessee, which shot 50 percent (24 of 48) despite making only 2 of 13 3-pointers.

Greg Gantt's 23 points led Florida Atlantic and Stefan Moody had 18.

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Florida Atlantic Owls
K. Penn, F331-20-05132
J. McCoy, F210-10-03040
G. Gantt, G408-156-930223
S. Moody, G346-145-551018
P. Bertone, G241-50-21223
C. Baker130-22-20022
C. Bryant110-11-23021
A. Mattison90-00-02010
J. Trapp91-20-01113
D. Sekelja60-00-02000
J. Lacunza00-00-00000
Totals 17-4214-202751752
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
N. Hunter, F265-82-461212
K. Hammonds, F243-73-44219
S. Jones, F181-21-24013
B. Massey, G254-61-263310
M. Knight, G226-91-235313
R. Cintron242-71-21116
T. Knight151-20-02012
J. Sulton111-20-01002
T. Walker110-00-03000
J. Gallman101-43-30115
J. Jones80-00-00000
J. Rozier60-10-00020
Totals 24-4812-1932131562
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
So. Miss6-129-22331
North Texas2-168-22339
Other games
MIST 62 Final
ARIZ 66 Final
ORE 70
STMA 78 Final