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Pott's long 2 gives Middle Tennessee 69-67 win in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) Giddy Potts' jumper with 2.3 seconds left gave Middle Tennessee a 69-67 victory over Princeton on Friday in the opening round of the Diamond Head Classic.

Princeton's Sebastian Much made a step-back 3-pointer with 18 seconds left to tie before Potts' shot from just inside the arc. Myles Stephens then missed from midcourt.

Potts scored 14 points but before his game-winner hadn't scored since a 3-pointer in the opening seconds of the second half when he sat out for nine minutes with foul trouble.

Nick King had 18 points and Tyrik Dixon 10 for the Blue Raiders (8-2), who lost to Auburn in their previous game to snap a five-game winning streak.

Devin Cannady scored 16 points, Amir Bell 11 and Much 10 for the Tigers (5-7). Stephens grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds.

Cannady's 3-pointer with 44 seconds left put the Tigers up 28-23 at halftime, with the Blue Raiders held to their lowest first-half total this season.

The game was tight throughout with 13 lead changes and seven ties.

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Key Players
N. King
A. Bell
34.6 Min. Per Game 34.6
9.9 Pts. Per Game 9.9
4.4 Ast. Per Game 4.4
5.6 Reb. Per Game 5.6
52.5 Field Goal % 41.5
34.6 Three Point % 40.7
83.1 Free Throw % 68.9
  Offensive rebound by Princeton 0.0
  Myles Stephens missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
+ 2 Giddy Potts made jump shot 2.0
+ 3 Sebastian Much made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Amir Bell 17.0
+ 1 David Simmons made 2nd of 2 free throws 24.0
+ 1 David Simmons made 1st of 2 free throws 24.0
  Personal foul on Aaron Young 24.0
+ 1 Amir Bell made 2nd of 2 free throws 24.0
  Amir Bell missed 1st of 2 free throws 24.0
  Shooting foul on Tyrik Dixon 24.0
  Defensive rebound by Amir Bell 29.0
Team Stats
Points 69 67
Field Goals 24-59 (40.7%) 22-50 (44.0%)
3-Pointers 7-20 (35.0%) 9-25 (36.0%)
Free Throws 14-18 (77.8%) 14-23 (60.9%)
Total Rebounds 34 33
Offensive 11 7
Defensive 19 23
Team 4 3
Assists 13 11
Steals 2 4
Blocks 2 1
Turnovers 8 11
Fouls 22 16
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST
16 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Middle Tenn. 8-2 234669
home team logo Princeton 5-7 283967
Team Stats
away team logo Middle Tenn. 8-2 66.9 PPG 41.5 RPG 11.0 APG
home team logo Princeton 5-7 69.6 PPG 39.6 RPG 10.5 APG
Key Players
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N. King F PPG RPG APG FG%
3
D. Cannady G 18.2 PPG 5.8 RPG 1.7 APG 41.6 FG%
Top Scorers
N. King F 18 PTS 5 REB 4 AST
D. Cannady G 16 PTS 8 REB 2 AST
40.7 FG% 44.0
35.0 3PT FG% 36.0
77.8 FT% 60.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. King 18 5 4 8/17 0/3 2/3 3 36 0 0 1 3 2
G. Potts 14 5 1 5/11 4/8 0/0 4 30 0 0 0 1 4
T. Dixon 10 5 4 4/5 2/3 0/0 5 26 1 0 2 0 5
E. Simpson 3 2 3 1/3 1/3 0/0 0 28 1 0 1 0 2
B. Walters 3 4 0 1/8 0/0 1/2 4 25 0 2 1 3 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. King 18 5 4 8/17 0/3 2/3 3 36 0 0 1 3 2
G. Potts 14 5 1 5/11 4/8 0/0 4 30 0 0 0 1 4
T. Dixon 10 5 4 4/5 2/3 0/0 5 26 1 0 2 0 5
E. Simpson 3 2 3 1/3 1/3 0/0 0 28 1 0 1 0 2
B. Walters 3 4 0 1/8 0/0 1/2 4 25 0 2 1 3 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Simmons 9 3 0 3/4 0/0 3/5 3 16 0 0 1 1 2
K. Gamble 8 4 1 1/5 0/1 6/6 1 19 0 0 1 2 2
A. Johnson 4 2 0 1/6 0/2 2/2 2 16 0 0 1 1 1
J. Hawthorne 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. Shelton-Szmidt 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
C. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Thomas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Massenburg - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Sims - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Slatten - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Van Hooser - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 69 30 13 24/59 7/20 14/18 22 200 2 2 8 11 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Cannady 16 8 2 4/14 2/9 6/7 2 40 0 0 1 1 7
A. Bell 11 5 3 3/7 2/3 3/6 4 33 0 0 3 1 4
S. Much 10 3 2 4/8 2/5 0/0 1 28 0 1 3 2 1
M. Stephens 9 12 1 3/8 0/2 3/6 3 38 1 0 3 3 9
J. Desrosiers 3 0 0 1/3 1/1 0/2 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Cannady 16 8 2 4/14 2/9 6/7 2 40 0 0 1 1 7
A. Bell 11 5 3 3/7 2/3 3/6 4 33 0 0 3 1 4
S. Much 10 3 2 4/8 2/5 0/0 1 28 0 1 3 2 1
M. Stephens 9 12 1 3/8 0/2 3/6 3 38 1 0 3 3 9
J. Desrosiers 3 0 0 1/3 1/1 0/2 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Young 8 0 2 2/3 2/3 2/2 4 18 1 0 0 0 0
R. Aririguzoh 6 0 1 3/3 0/0 0/0 2 11 0 0 0 0 0
M. LeBlanc 2 2 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 15 2 0 1 0 2
R. Schwieger 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
A. Brennan 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
E. Berbari - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Bramlage - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Gladson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Morales - - - - - - - - - - - - -
V. Reynoso-Avila - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Bagin - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Barnes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 67 30 11 22/50 9/25 14/23 16 200 4 1 11 7 23