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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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% 
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