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Defense shines as Middle Tennessee defeats UTEP 48-47

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Antonio Green had 11 points as Middle Tennessee edged past UTEP 48-47 on Saturday night.

Reggie Scurry added nine points for the Blue Raiders, who held the Miners to 28.1 percent shooting, the lowest mark of the season for a Middle Tennessee opponent.

Lawrence Mosley had six rebounds for Middle Tennessee (11-20, 8-10 Conference USA). James Hawthorne added 10 rebounds.

Middle Tennessee will open conference tourney play on Wednesday, facing No. 5 seed UAB. The Blue Raiders are seeded No. 12.

Paul Thomas had 14 points for the Miners (8-21, 3-15), who have now lost six games in a row. Evan Gilyard added 10 points. Nigel Hawkins had 8 points and 10 rebounds.

The Blue Raiders are undefeated in three games against the Miners this season. Most recently, Middle Tennessee defeated UTEP 69-53 last Wednesday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Texas-El Paso 8-21 182947
home team logo Middle Tenn. 11-20 252348
Team Stats
away team logo Texas-El Paso 8-21 64.1 PPG 39.8 RPG 10.6 APG
home team logo Middle Tenn. 11-20 66.9 PPG 41.5 RPG 11.0 APG
Key Players
3
E. Gilyard 13.6 PPG 3.1 RPG 1.7 APG 37.5 FG%
55
A. Green 17.9 PPG 4.0 RPG 1.6 APG 37.6 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB