Western Kentucky vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 72, W. Kentucky 53

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Marcos Knight scored 15 points and Middle Tennessee extended its winning streak to seven games, beating Western Kentucky 72-53 on Saturday.

Neiko Hunter finished with 13 points for the Raiders (18-4, 10-1 Sun Belt Conference). Bruce Massey scored 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out six assists and had four steals.

Middle Tennessee never trailed in the contest, going into halftime with a 30-23 lead. The Raiders had their lead trimmed to 42-36 in the second half when Western Kentucky's Kevin Kasper knocked down a 3-pointer with 14:01 left.

But Middle Tennessee distanced itself from the Hilltoppers (11-11, 5-6), outscoring them 19-3 over the next seven minutes to claim a 22-point advantage. Massey's layup with 5:43 remaining gave the Raiders a 63-40 lead - their largest of the game.

Kasper was the only Western Kentucky player to score in double figures with 14 points and four turnovers.

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F292-75-82049
A. Rostov, C101-11-21013
B. Harris, G381-50-04103
T. Price, G332-101-22145
K. Kaspar, G316-90-041014
M. Vasquez131-12-54015
O. Akamune121-13-44045
C. Dickerson120-20-01010
S. Drane102-35-62049
T. Akol70-10-02110
P. Blade30-00-00000
K. Anyigbo20-10-00010
Totals 16-4117-272742153
 39%63% 
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F273-51-44157
N. Hunter, F223-87-1150313
B. Massey, G293-74-476310
K. Hammonds, G232-30-02106
M. Knight, G226-92-215315
R. Cintron253-81-35139
S. Jones203-71-22017
T. Knight131-20-02123
J. Gallman100-10-01220
T. Walker71-10-01032
G. Gibson10-10-00000
Z. Gibson10-00-00000
Totals 25-5216-2633172572
 48.1%61.5% 
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UAB12-620-16129
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
FIU8-1016-17217
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
Rice8-1012-20248
Charlotte7-1114-18211
Marshall7-1111-21296
So. Miss4-149-20283
FAU2-169-20303
 
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