Middle Tennessee vs Little Rock

Middle Tennessee 66, UALR 61

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Marcos Knight scored 15 points and Middle Tennessee won its 12th straight game, defeating Arkansas-Little Rock 66-61 Saturday night.

Raymond Cintron and Bruce Massey added 11 points apiece for the Blue Raiders (23-4, 15-1 Sun Belt), and Kerry Hammonds had 10.

Ben Dillard and Michael Javes led Little Rock (15-12, 9-7) with 12 points each.

Middle Tennessee jumped out to a 20-8 lead en route to a 28-18 halftime advantage. After the Blue Raiders extended the lead to 15 points midway through the second half, Little Rock rallied to get within 56-51 with 2 minutes left on Will Neighbour's layup.

Six free throws and a dunk by Knight secured the victory for Middle Tennessee.

Both teams shot close to 40 percent, but the Blue Raiders converted 24 of 29 free throws compared to 13 of 22 for Little Rock.

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F312-63-47247
S. Jones, F140-50-03140
K. Hammonds, G314-71-270010
B. Massey, G254-73-440211
M. Knight, G245-115-651415
R. Cintron241-38-853311
N. Hunter183-52-23028
T. Knight120-20-02130
J. Gallman100-00-01000
T. Walker90-22-31012
J. Jones21-10-00022
Totals 20-4924-294182566
 40.8%82.8% 
Little Rock Trojans
M. Javes, F335-92-550212
W. Neighbour, F322-62-28336
L. Isler, G323-62-34138
B. Dillard, G294-63-420312
J. Hagins, G233-100-12327
J. Gillon202-84-61229
K. Osse122-60-14045
J. White121-40-02032
G. Leeper40-00-01020
S. Billings30-10-00000
Totals 22-5613-223292461
 39.3%59.1% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-432
La. Tech12-320-8122
Old Dominion9-516-10134
UTEP9-511-15258
Rice8-618-9183
Marshall8-615-12126
UAB8-715-13178
Western Ky.7-713-14218
UT-San Antonio6-811-16300
Charlotte5-911-14233
FAU5-99-16288
So. Miss5-108-19336
North Texas2-128-18332
FIU2-126-21340

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington11-321-634
Arkansas St.10-419-878
Georgia St.10-517-10127
Ga. Southern10-517-11124
Coast. Car.9-614-14142
Texas St.8-615-11210
Troy8-616-12194
UL Lafayette6-816-11150
S. Alabama6-813-14220
Little Rock4-1013-14245
App. St.3-128-18264
UL-Monroe1-137-20315
 
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