Akron vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 77, Akron 53

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - LaRon Dendy and JT Sulton each had a double-double and Middle Tennessee defeated Akron 77-53 on Sunday.

Dendy had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Sulton tallied 16 points and 11 rebounds and Bruce Massey added 13 points for the Blue Raiders (8-1), who won their fourth straight.

Middle Tennessee held Akron (3-4) to 28.6 percent from the field (16 of 56), and 28.6 percent form 3-point range (4 of 14).

The Blue Raiders led 37-24 at halftime but Akron scored the first seven points of the second half, including a four-point play by Quincy Diggs. However, Middle Tennessee answered the spurt with a 15-4 run of its own to pull away.

Alex Abreu led the Zips with 14 points and Diggs finished with 10. Nikola Cvetinovic had 10 rebounds for Akron, which lost the battle of the boards 41-34. Akron has lost four of its last five.

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Scoreboard
Akron (3-4)242953
Middle Tennessee (8-1) «374077

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Akron Zips
N. Cvetinovic, F314-150-110129
Z. Marshall, C231-41-24253
Q. Diggs, G302-55-510310
A. Abreu, G294-64-441314
B. McClanahan, G290-41-22211
N. Harney192-75-65029
B. Walsh132-40-01054
C. Gilliam111-40-01012
A. Ibitayo80-20-01020
J. Egner50-51-22011
C. Oldham20-00-00000
Totals 16-5617-223462553
 28.6%77.3% 
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F295-96-9111216
L. Dendy, C326-157-11112119
J. Jones, G253-52-24239
B. Massey, G245-93-521313
M. Knight, G202-31-22235
J. Gallman171-20-00123
J. Oden160-20-03420
R. Cintron150-10-12200
S. Jones145-80-330310
T. Walker41-10-00022
J. Rozier20-00-00010
J. Edmonson10-00-00000
Z. Gibson10-00-00000
Totals 28-5519-3341152277
 50.9%57.6% 
Mid-American
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron0-06-2175
Buffalo0-07-393
Bowling Green0-07-4184
Miami (Ohio)0-07-4107
Kent St.0-05-5272
Ohio0-05-5230
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
C. Michigan0-08-253
E. Michigan0-08-2218
Ball St.0-06-471
N. Illinois0-06-4219
W. Michigan0-06-4164
Toledo0-05-5153

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Louisiana0-09-2125
Ga. Southern0-08-335
UT-Arlington0-08-365
Georgia St.0-07-4224
Coast. Car.0-06-5186
S. Alabama0-06-5287
Texas St.0-05-6340
Troy0-05-6275
UL-Monroe0-04-5249
App. St.0-05-7270
Arkansas St.0-04-7345
Little Rock0-02-9314
 
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