Middle Tennessee vs Louisiana-Monroe

Middle Tennessee 66, Louisiana-Monroe 57

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MONROE, La. (AP) - Marcos Knight scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Middle Tennessee to a 66-57 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.

Bruce Massey finished with 12 points, making all eight of his free throw attempts for the Blue Raiders (14-4, 6-1 Sun Belt Conference), who have won three consecutive games. JT Sulton had 10 rebounds.

Middle Tennessee went into halftime with a 34-19 lead. Louisiana-Monroe cut the Blue Raiders' deficit to two points when Amos Olatayo scored on a layup with 11:14 left in the second half.

But the Warhawks (3-10, 2-5) were unable to pull closer. Middle Tennessee answered with a 7-0 run to push its lead to nine points with 8:49 left and built enough cushion the rest of the way for the victory.

The Blue Raiders, who never trailed, outrebounded Louisiana-Monroe 40-22.

Olatayo finished with 24 points for the Warhawks, who has lost two straight.

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Scoreboard
Middle Tennessee (14-4) «343266
Louisiana-Monroe (3-10)193857

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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
N. Hunter, F264-70-15139
S. Jones, F93-60-03046
M. Knight, G357-133-495117
K. Hammonds, G300-34-45014
B. Massey, G302-58-813212
J. Sulton243-62-410048
R. Cintron140-52-20202
T. Walker143-62-21008
T. Knight120-00-00110
J. Jones50-00-12020
J. Rozier10-00-00000
Totals 22-5121-2640121866
 43.1%80.8% 
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
M. Brown, F351-20-25132
J. James, F353-114-825210
A. Olatayo, G369-153-540424
R. McCray, G323-82-241210
M. Hansberry, G272-71-22335
T. Mackey170-32-21012
T. Lindsey102-40-02044
K. Koszuta80-00-00120
Totals 20-5012-2122112157
 40%57.1% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Western Ky.6-014-534
Old Dominion5-114-499
Middle Tenn.5-113-535
Marshall4-213-6118
UAB4-213-6159
North Texas3-310-9193
FAU3-39-9209
So. Miss3-410-10210
UT-San Antonio2-49-10282
FIU2-48-11286
UTEP2-47-11318
La. Tech2-511-9138
Charlotte1-55-12301
Rice1-54-15325

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Louisiana6-016-374
Texas St.6-113-7245
Ga. Southern5-114-5123
Georgia St.4-213-6179
S. Alabama3-310-9242
App. St.3-38-11238
UT-Arlington3-412-8156
Troy2-38-10215
Little Rock2-45-14271
UL-Monroe1-57-10304
Arkansas St.1-56-13317
Coast. Car.1-67-13266
 
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GTOWN 67 Final
SJU 51
MINN 81 Final
IND 88
DUKE 76 Final
NCST 84
NOVA 61 Final
SYR 72
KSU 65 Final
WVU 64
BUTL 79 Final
DAYT 73
UCONN 65 Final
ND 58
ILL 51 Final
WISC 74
FRESNO 45 Final
NMEX 72
USF 38 Final
LOU 64
FLA 74 Final
LSU 52
KAN 60 Final
TXTCH 46
CINCY 68 Final
RUT 58
MIZZ 49 Final
MISS 64
CSU 72 Final
SDSU 79
ARIZ 80 Final
ORST 70
AF 71 Final
UNLV 76