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Arkansas State vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 73, Arkansas St. 60

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Neiko Hunter had a game-high 17 points and Marcos Knight added a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Middle Tennessee past Arkansas State 73-60 Thursday night in a Sun Belt Conference game.

Knight, the only player for both teams with double figure rebounds, helped Middle Tennessee (21-4, 13-1) outrebound Arkansas State 37-31.

Spurred by Hunter off the bench, Middle Tennessee held a 34-26 advantage in bench points.

The Blue Raiders outscored the Red Wolves (14-9, 8-6) 44-20 in the paint.

Arkansas State shot just 30.4 percent (7 of 23) in the first half while Middle Tennessee shot 56 percent (14 of 25). The Blue Raiders led at halftime 34-21.

Middle Tennessee led wire to wire and led by as many as 31 points in the second half.

Cameron Golden had 15 points for the Arkansas State, which just snapped a three-game winning streak.

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Scoreboard
Arkansas State (14-9)213960
Middle Tennessee (21-4) «343973
 
Arkansas State Red Wolves
B. Peterson, F301-52-28334
K. Downs, F164-50-04028
C. Golden, G325-133-453215
E. Townsel, G241-51-21023
T. Finn, G181-51-22004
M. Hooten222-65-622210
R. Dickerson203-62-31048
K. Washington190-33-40123
R. Worsham172-41-22125
J. Weaver20-00-02000
S. Kisler00-00-01000
Totals 19-5218-2531101960
 36.5%72% 
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F291-70-04022
K. Hammonds, F263-60-24527
S. Jones, F154-50-13138
M. Knight, G305-104-9114115
B. Massey, G262-22-21537
N. Hunter218-110-030317
T. Knight151-10-13122
R. Cintron143-80-03026
J. Gallman132-30-01145
T. Walker71-22-22014
Z. Gibson20-00-00000
G. Gibson10-00-00000
F. Perkins10-10-00000
Totals 30-568-1737172373
 53.6%47.1% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Georgia St.17-125-9
Western Ky.12-620-12
UL-Lafayette11-723-12
Arkansas St.10-819-13
UALR9-915-17
UT-Arlington9-915-17
UL-Monroe7-119-17
Troy6-1211-20
S. Alabama5-1311-20
Texas St.4-148-23

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
So. Miss13-329-7
La. Tech13-329-8
Middle Tenn.13-324-9
Tulsa13-321-13
UTEP12-423-11
Old Dominion9-718-18
Tulane8-817-17
UAB7-918-13
Charlotte7-917-14
FIU7-915-16
North Texas6-1016-16
E. Carolina5-1117-17
FAU5-1110-22
Marshall4-1211-22
UT-San Antonio4-128-22
Rice2-147-23
 
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ILL 74
NCST 85 Final
DUKE 98
MIZZOU 68 Final
TEXAM 70
COLO 48 Final
ORE 47
PEPPER 56 Final
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