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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Scoreboard
Middle Tennessee (23-4) «283866
Arkansas-Little Rock (15-12)184361

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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.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

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297
 
Other games
ND 54 Final
PROV 71
PITT 69 Final
MU 79
UK 58 Final
TENN 88
FLA 83 Final
AUB 52
OKLA 79 Final
OKST 84
PUR 55 Final
IND 83
CSU 89 Final
AF 86
BUTL 68 Final
FORD 63
GONZ 71 Final
SF 61
DUKE 81 Final
MD 83
BAYL 61 Final
KSU 81
ORE 79 Final
WSU 77
MEMP 71 Final
MRSH 59
MIST 73 Final
NEB 64
SYR 76 Final
SETON 65
BOISE 50 Final
NMEX 60
TEXAS 47 Final
KAN 73