Troy vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 71, Troy 58


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - LaRon Dendy and Raymond Cintron scored 17 points apiece and Middle Tennessee won its 12th straight game, defeating Troy 71-58 on Thursday night.

Dendy and Cintron both shot 6 of 9 from the field for the Blue Raiders, who finished at 49.1 percent (26 of 53) as a team. Cintron also had a game-high five 3-pointers and Dendy added a game-high seven rebounds.

Middle Tennessee (20-2, 9-0 Sun Belt Conference) trailed 18-17 before Dendy hit a jumper that sparked an 18-5 run and gave the Blue Raiders a 35-22 lead with 3:07 left in the first half.

The Blue Raiders wouldn't look back, pushing the lead to as much as 18 in the second half.

Will Weathers led Troy (7-12, 2-6) with 22 points and Justin Wright scored 13 but no other Trojan scored more than eight.

Middle Tennessee dished out 23 team assists compared to just eight for Troy.

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Troy Trojans
T. Owens, F202-20-24034
W. Weathers, G379-153-552022
E. Jones, G332-50-04024
S. Cunningham, G303-82-37358
J. Wright, G244-72-212113
R. Chambers182-40-03034
R. Scott181-60-01103
D. Clark100-20-01010
A. Jones100-10-01020
Totals 23-507-122981758
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F182-35-61119
L. Dendy, C286-95-772117
R. Cintron, G326-90-001017
B. Massey, G292-60-26724
M. Knight, G141-31-23323
J. Jones222-71-35125
K. Hammonds202-40-06305
J. Gallman142-60-04435
S. Jones123-50-01016
J. Oden110-10-20110
Totals 26-5312-2234231371
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 64 Final
Ole Miss 60
NCST 55 Final
NC 74
BC 49 Final
Virginia 66
Indiana 50 Final
Wisc 57
STMA 71 Final
LMU 64