Middle Tennessee vs Louisiana-Monroe

Middle Tennessee 66, Louisiana-Monroe 57

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MONROE, La. (AP) - Marcos Knight scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Middle Tennessee to a 66-57 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.

Bruce Massey finished with 12 points, making all eight of his free throw attempts for the Blue Raiders (14-4, 6-1 Sun Belt Conference), who have won three consecutive games. JT Sulton had 10 rebounds.

Middle Tennessee went into halftime with a 34-19 lead. Louisiana-Monroe cut the Blue Raiders' deficit to two points when Amos Olatayo scored on a layup with 11:14 left in the second half.

But the Warhawks (3-10, 2-5) were unable to pull closer. Middle Tennessee answered with a 7-0 run to push its lead to nine points with 8:49 left and built enough cushion the rest of the way for the victory.

The Blue Raiders, who never trailed, outrebounded Louisiana-Monroe 40-22.

Olatayo finished with 24 points for the Warhawks, who has lost two straight.

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Scoreboard
Middle Tennessee (14-4) «343266
Louisiana-Monroe (3-10)193857

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
N. Hunter, F264-70-15139
S. Jones, F93-60-03046
M. Knight, G357-133-495117
K. Hammonds, G300-34-45014
B. Massey, G302-58-813212
J. Sulton243-62-410048
R. Cintron140-52-20202
T. Walker143-62-21008
T. Knight120-00-00110
J. Jones50-00-12020
J. Rozier10-00-00000
Totals 22-5121-2640121866
 43.1%80.8% 
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
M. Brown, F351-20-25132
J. James, F353-114-825210
A. Olatayo, G369-153-540424
R. McCray, G323-82-241210
M. Hansberry, G272-71-22335
T. Mackey170-32-21012
T. Lindsey102-40-02044
K. Koszuta80-00-00120
Totals 20-5012-2122112157
 40%57.1% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297
 
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GTOWN 67 Final
SJU 51
MINN 81 Final
IND 88
DUKE 76 Final
NCST 84
NOVA 61 Final
SYR 72
KSU 65 Final
WVU 64
BUTL 79 Final
DAYT 73
UCONN 65 Final
ND 58
ILL 51 Final
WISC 74
FRESNO 45 Final
NMEX 72
USF 38 Final
LOU 64
FLA 74 Final
LSU 52
KAN 60 Final
TXTCH 46
CINCY 68 Final
RUT 58
MIZZ 49 Final
MISS 64
CSU 72 Final
SDSU 79
ARIZ 80 Final
ORST 70
AF 71 Final
UNLV 76