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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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-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.15-525-1053
Ga. Southern14-622-9113
UL-Monroe14-624-14132
UL Lafayette13-722-14143
UT-Arlington10-1016-15185
App. St.9-1112-17250
S. Alabama9-1112-21275
UALR8-1213-18276
Texas St.7-1314-17236
Arkansas St.6-1411-18277
Troy5-1510-19313

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-846
UTEP13-522-1178
Western Ky.12-620-12117
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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IND 72 Final
ILL 74
NCST 85 Final
DUKE 98
MIZZ 68 Final
TAMU 70
COLO 48 Final
ORE 47
PEP 56 Final
GONZ 82