Arkansas State vs Middle Tennessee

Arkansas St. stuns top seed Middle Tennessee in Sun Belt quarters


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Trey Finn scored 16 points and Marcus Hooten scored 15, including two free throws in the final 9.5 seconds, and ninth seed Arkansas State stunned regular-season champion Middle Tennessee 64-61 in the Sun Belt tournament quarterfinals Sunday night.

Brandon Peterson had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Red Wolves (14-19), the No. 9 seed who beat Florida Atlantic in the first round Saturday night.

Arkansas State plays fifth-seeded North Texas in Monday night's semifinals. North Texas beat Louisiana-Lafayette 65-62.

Raymond Cintron scored 15 points and LaRon Dendy 14 for Middle Tennessee (25-6). The Blue Raiders, 14-2 in the Sun Belt Conference season, trailed most of the second half at Summit Arena and missed five free throws in the final minute, including one by Dendy that would have tied it after his basket made it 60-59 with 12.9 seconds left. Middle Tennessee was 11 for 22 from the free-throw line.

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Arkansas State Indians
B. Peterson, F344-85-880113
M. Kirkland, F313-82-27148
M. Hooten, G354-126-743215
T. Finn, G336-110-072316
E. Townsel, G333-61-23557
R. Dickerson151-22-20035
D. Griswold150-10-05010
A. Sterrenberg40-00-00000
Totals 21-4816-2139111964
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
L. Dendy, F356-111-671414
S. Jones, F245-92-250212
B. Massey, G331-33-64635
R. Cintron, G305-80-031015
M. Knight, G304-115-622313
J. Sulton201-50-03022
K. Hammonds140-20-01200
J. Gallman80-10-21000
J. Oden50-10-00020
J. Jones10-00-00000
Totals 22-5111-2228121661
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern0-08-352
Georgia St.0-07-4231
Coast. Car.0-06-5185
S. Alabama0-06-5290
Texas St.0-05-6340
App. St.0-05-7252
Arkansas St.0-04-7310
Little Rock0-02-9319
Other games
Kentucky 74 Final
Florida 59
CLEM 72 Final
Florida St 80
Michigan 71 Final
PSU 65
Illinois 56 Final
Wisc 70
Virginia 75 Final
MD 72
Illinois St 79 Final
Ohio St 72 Final
Mich St 70
Purdue 74 Final
Indiana 85