Middle Tennessee vs South Alabama

Middle Tennessee 60, South Alabama 56

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Bruce Massey turned in 12 points as Middle Tennessee held off South Alabama's late charge and escaped with a 60-56 victory in Sun Belt Conference action Saturday night.

The Blue Raiders (12-4, 4-1) led 29-28 at the intermission but opened the second half with an 11-2 run. Middle Tennessee built the lead all the way to 15, 50-35, when the Jaguars (7-7, 4-2) began to push back.

Javier Carter's tip-in cut the Blue Raiders' lead to 58-49 with 3:36 left. Augustine Rubit followed with two free throws, then Freddie Goldstein drained a 3 and Antoine Allen made a layup to pull South Alabama within 58-56 with 1:41 left. The Jaguars attempted three more shots and missed them all while Massey hit a pair of free throws for the final four-point lead.

Rubit led South Alabama with 14 rebounds and added 10 points, while Mychal Ammons added 15 points.

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Scoreboard
Middle Tennessee (12-4) «293160
South Alabama (7-7)282856

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
N. Hunter, F224-90-03029
S. Jones, F214-53-460411
K. Hammonds, G332-70-07335
M. Knight, G272-72-47236
T. Knight, G252-50-44104
B. Massey224-74-543212
J. Sulton172-70-01014
J. Gallman132-50-00006
J. Rozier121-21-23113
T. Walker80-00-01010
Totals 23-5410-1937101760
 42.6%52.6% 
South Alabama Jaguars
A. Rubit, F333-84-7143310
J. Carter, F224-72-270210
F. Goldstein, G385-130-034212
A. Allen, G162-60-22135
B. Stevens III, G140-20-00030
M. Ammons285-122-480115
D. Conner220-32-21232
T. Anderson140-20-00140
W. Wright131-10-00102
Totals 20-5410-1737122156
 37%58.8% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech0-05-020
Middle Tenn.0-04-131
Old Dominion0-04-133
So. Miss0-02-1294
Marshall0-03-2254
North Texas0-03-2244
UT-San Antonio0-03-2197
UAB0-03-3297
Charlotte0-02-2288
Western Ky.0-02-2312
FAU0-02-3260
FIU0-02-3342
UTEP0-01-3323
Rice0-01-4278

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern0-05-132
Coast. Car.0-04-2117
UL Lafayette0-04-275
UT-Arlington0-02-14
Georgia St.0-03-279
App. St.0-03-3328
S. Alabama0-03-3158
Troy0-03-3201
Texas St.0-02-2221
Arkansas St.0-02-3190
UL-Monroe0-01-3208
Little Rock0-00-4217
 
Other games
PITT 62 Final
RUT 67
PUR 61 Final
MIST 84
WAKE 62 Final
DUKE 80
SETON 74 Final
ND 93
OKST 67 Final
KSU 73
UNO 44 Final
BUTL 57
GTOWN 48 Final
MU 49
OHST 55 Final
ILL 74
IAST 66 Final
CREI 79
BUCK 64 Final
MIZZ 66
NCST 78 Final
BC 73
SJU 53 Final
CINCY 52
UTAH 57 Final
ARIZ 60
GONZ 81 Final
SACL 74