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% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UAB16-226-783
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Marshall12-617-16128
UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Little Rock17-330-542
UL-Monroe15-520-1496
UT-Arlington13-724-11105
UL Lafayette12-819-15156
Ga. Southern10-1014-17243
Georgia St.9-1116-14180
Texas St.8-1215-16238
S. Alabama8-1214-19240
Arkansas St.7-1311-20284
App. St.7-139-22259
Troy4-169-22293
 
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