Middle Tennessee vs Western Kentucky

Middle Tennessee 70, W. Kentucky 62

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - JT Sulton scored 17 points and Middle Tennessee completed a record-setting Sun Belt Conference season by defeating Western Kentucky 70-62 Saturday night.

The Blue Raiders (27-4, 19-1) broke the record for Sun Belt wins in a season, which they shared with New Orleans (1992-93). They matched the school's record for wins in a season and extended their winning streak to 16 games, now the nation's second longest.

Led by George Fant's 18 points, the Hilltoppers (16-15, 10-10) stayed close throughout and took a 52-48 lead with 8:26 remaining. After Middle Tennessee regained the lead, Western Kentucky tied it at 62 on Brandon Harris' 3-pointer with 1:54 left.

Shawn Jones' tip-in gave the lead back to the Blue Raiders, and Neiko Hunter's layup made it 66-62 with 38 seconds left.

Western Kentucky will play in the first round of the Sun Belt tournament Friday. Middle Tennessee has a bye until Saturday.

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F307-103-370317
S. Jones, F233-74-461310
M. Knight, G333-111-21437
B. Massey, G274-72-223211
K. Hammonds, G192-42-22018
R. Cintron181-30-02203
N. Hunter162-44-44048
T. Knight162-20-01004
J. Gallman90-10-00000
T. Walker70-12-22012
J. Jones20-00-00010
Totals 24-5018-1930101870
 48%94.7% 
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F337-144-561418
A. Rostov, C202-32-25236
T. Price, G355-132-342114
J. Crook, G323-124-633310
M. Vasquez, G30-00-01000
B. Harris312-50-03126
O. Akamune160-11-22121
K. Kaspar111-20-01113
K. Anyigbo101-10-00122
C. Dickerson81-10-01102
S. Drane10-00-01000
Totals 22-5213-1828131862
 42.3%72.2% 
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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
 
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