Little Rock vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 82, UALR 50

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Neiko Hunter scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures, and Middle Tennessee took control with a 24-6 run in the first half and cruised to an 82-50 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock in a Sun Belt Conference game on Thursday night.

Shawn Jones had 12 points for the Blue Raiders (15-4, 7-1), Marcos Knight had 11 and Tweety Knight and Raymond Cintron added 10 each.

Middle Tennessee shot 56 percent from the field (28 of 50) and 64.3 percent from 3-point range (9 of 14). The Blue Raiders, who have won eight of their past nine games, also won the rebound battle 37-25. UALR was 18 of 51 from the field and 3 of 11 from beyond the arc.

Trailing 8-5 early, Middle Tennessee's run gave it a 29-14 advantage culminated by Cintron's 3-pointer with 6:15 remaining. Marcos Knight and Cintron scored eight points each during the streak.

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Scoreboard
Arkansas-Little Rock (11-9)173350
Middle Tennessee (15-4) «364682

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Little Rock Trojans
W. Neighbour, F302-82-27126
M. Javes, F244-71-40029
L. Isler, F210-50-03030
J. Hagins, G335-92-223414
B. Dillard, G211-51-21003
K. Osse204-82-320311
J. White171-30-13032
T. Lockhart150-30-01040
S. Billings100-10-01000
G. Leeper81-23-32005
T. Crass10-00-00000
Totals 18-5111-172542150
 35.3%64.7% 
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
K. Hammonds, F241-40-03103
N. Hunter, F207-120-010315
J. Sulton, F193-33-43249
M. Knight, G224-91-244311
B. Massey, G200-11-31611
S. Jones204-64-621212
T. Knight203-32-366110
J. Jones182-42-25216
T. Walker141-10-03012
R. Cintron122-44-520310
Z. Gibson61-10-01003
G. Gibson40-10-01110
F. Perkins10-10-01000
Totals 28-5017-2537232082
 56%68% 
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UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297

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Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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