Louisiana-Lafayette vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 65, Louisiana-Lafayette 53


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Raymond Cintron came off the bench to score 17 points and Middle Tennessee used a huge advantage at the free throw line to defeat Louisiana-Lafayette 65-53 Saturday night in a Sun Belt Conference game.

Middle Tennessee (15-2, 4-0) had better balanced scoring than the Ragin' Cajuns (8-9, 2-1). Marcos Knight scored 16 points and the guard also took nine rebounds. LaRon Dendy and J.T. Sulton had 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Cintron was just 2 for 9 from the field and 1 for 7 on 3-pointers. As a team, the Blue Raiders were 1 of 11 from 3-point range.

But Cintron was 12 for 12 from the foul line, where Middle Tennessee outscored Louisiana-Lafayette 28-12. The Blue Raiders hit 28 of 37 free throw attempts, while the Ragin' Cajuns took just 18 foul shots and made 12.

Josh Brown led Louisiana-Lafayette with 17 points and Kadeem Coleby added 10.

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Louisiana-Lafayette (8-9)223153
Middle Tennessee (15-2) «254065

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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
D. McClellan, F361-70-06112
K. Coleby, F144-52-331510
J. Brown, G266-122-572317
R. Andrews, G201-60-02343
B. Mbamalu, G111-20-04122
J. Thomas261-73-47145
E. Payton241-95-63227
K. Smith121-30-05013
D. Jackson111-30-02012
D. Perez90-20-01000
A. Thompson91-20-00012
S. Farrington20-00-00010
Totals 18-5812-1844112553
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F274-72-360110
L. Dendy, C305-123-781213
M. Knight, G346-164-792216
J. Gallman, G150-00-01030
B. Massey, G140-01-21231
R. Cintron282-912-1222117
J. Oden230-14-43014
S. Jones191-22-23044
K. Hammonds60-00-00010
J. Jones40-20-01000
Totals 18-4928-373771865
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
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Florida 56 Final
Tenn 67
GTOWN 62 Final
W Virg 74
DUKE 81 Final
GT 74
Missouri 59 Final
K-State 75
Baylor 73 Final
DART 47 Final
Kansas 72 Final
Oklahoma 61
BC 60 Final
NC 83
Ohio St 76 Final
Iowa 47
MU 66 Final
Syracuse 73
SC 64 Final
Kentucky 79
ND 67 Final
Louisville 65
Miami-FL 51 Final
Virginia 52
UConn 60 Final
RUT 67
SACL 60 Final
MRST 87 Final
Aus Peay 75
Miss St 88 Final
Arkansas 98