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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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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% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UALR10-120-254
UL Lafayette9-313-8133
Arkansas St.7-411-11236
Georgia St.6-513-7119
UL-Monroe6-510-12194
UT-Arlington5-514-7110
Ga. Southern5-69-12265
S. Alabama4-79-13226
App. St.4-76-16242
Texas St.3-79-10282
Troy1-106-16312

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UAB9-119-4104
Middle Tenn.8-216-677
Marshall7-311-12143
La. Tech6-317-5129
Old Dominion5-412-10159
FIU5-511-12258
Charlotte4-58-14207
So. Miss4-57-13276
UTEP4-612-11268
Western Ky.4-612-11180
FAU4-66-17283
North Texas3-68-14325
Rice2-77-15297
UT-San Antonio2-84-19342
 
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