Middle Tennessee vs Florida International

Middle Tennessee 66, FIU 64

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MIAMI (AP) - Raymond Cintron scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and Shawn Jones hit a jumper with 1 second left to help Middle Tennessee turn a 17-point halftime deficit into a 66-64 win over Sun Belt Conference rival Florida International on Thursday night.

Cintron made 5 of 9 shots, including four from deep, and Marcos Knight chipped in 10 for Middle Tennessee (19-4, 11-1), which trailed 36-19 at the break after a 7-of-26 first-half shooting performance.

Middle Tennessee trimmed the deficit to 58-51 with 4:43 remaining before Cintron hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Knight converted two free throws to tie it 59-59.

Teams alternated buckets until Tymell Murphy of FIU (11-10, 6-6) tied it at 64-all with 26 seconds left to play.

Jones grabbed the offensive board after Knight missed a jumper with 5 seconds left, missed a layup, then grabbed his own rebound before hitting the game-winner.

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Scoreboard
Middle Tennessee (19-4) «194766
Florida International (11-10)362864

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F224-81-28009
N. Hunter, F171-10-01012
K. Hammonds, G303-60-03238
B. Massey, G293-63-74529
M. Knight, G272-66-691310
R. Cintron225-90-032314
S. Jones213-80-06016
J. Gallman171-60-21413
T. Knight122-20-22135
J. Jones30-10-00000
Totals 24-5310-1939151766
 45.3%52.6% 
Florida International Golden Panthers
T. Murphy, F358-132-4100119
T. Akomolafe, F251-20-05342
J. Frink, F183-40-03036
M. Smith, G374-101-124311
C. Bell, G191-101-21123
M. Porcher Jimenez364-83-451115
D. Hill231-42-41425
I. Jurkovic40-20-02000
J. Ferrales31-10-00003
Totals 23-549-1530131664
 42.6%60% 
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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
 
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