Louisiana vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 82, Louisiana-Lafayette 60

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Kerry Hammonds scored 27 points, making 10 of 11 shots, to lead Sun Belt Conference front-runner Middle Tennessee over Louisiana-Lafayette 82-60 Saturday night.

The junior guard, who was averaging 4.8 points this season, bettered his previous season high by 16 points and fell one short of his career best, set against South Alabama in his freshman year. He made 6 of 7 3-pointers.

Middle Tennessee (16-4, 8-1) used a 19-2 run to increase a 16-13 lead to 35-15 with 2:43 left in the first half, and it was 41-21 at halftime. Hammonds scored 15 points in the half's final 8:59.

Raymond Cintron scored 12 points and Shawn Jones had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Raiders, who won 72-58 at Louisiana-Lafayette on Nov. 29.

Shawn Long had 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Ragin' Cajuns (7-14, 3-7), who have lost nine in a row to Middle Tennessee.

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Scoreboard
Louisiana-Lafayette (7-14)213960
Middle Tennessee (16-4) «414182

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Louisiana Ragin Cajuns
S. Long, F387-215-8131021
E. Moore, F212-53-56227
E. Payton, G306-82-263014
S. Wronkoski, G301-61-23033
K. Shepherd, G80-30-11100
J. Soto291-41-22044
A. Thompson293-60-00018
B. Lazare80-00-00030
A. Leblanc41-10-01002
C. Barnett30-01-40031
Totals 21-5413-243371660
 38.9%54.2% 
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
K. Hammonds, F2710-111-232227
N. Hunter, F204-80-06118
J. Sulton, F164-50-02028
M. Knight, G203-93-42319
B. Massey, G170-40-02610
R. Cintron214-80-030012
S. Jones214-71-210149
T. Knight151-23-40635
J. Gallman130-42-22102
J. Jones130-20-06150
T. Walker100-30-04020
Z. Gibson50-10-01000
G. Gibson10-10-00000
F. Perkins10-02-20002
Totals 30-6512-1643212182
 46.2%75% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Louisiana7-017-374
Texas St.6-213-8245
Ga. Southern5-214-6124
Georgia St.5-214-6178
S. Alabama4-311-9242
UT-Arlington4-413-8156
App. St.3-48-12239
Troy2-48-11215
Arkansas St.2-57-13317
Little Rock2-55-15271
Coast. Car.2-68-13266
UL-Monroe1-67-11304

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Old Dominion6-115-498
Middle Tenn.6-114-535
Western Ky.6-114-633
Marshall5-214-6119
UAB4-313-7157
So. Miss4-411-10210
North Texas3-410-10193
UT-San Antonio3-410-10282
FAU3-49-10209
FIU3-49-11287
La. Tech3-512-9139
UTEP2-57-12318
Charlotte1-65-13300
Rice1-64-16326
 
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FLA 83
KAN 64 Final
TEXAS 59
ARIZ 71 Final
AZST 54
OKLA 60 Final
KSU 69
SYR 70 Final
LOU 68
ORE 76 Final
UCLA 67
CREI 64 Final
WICH 67
OHST 56 Final
MIST 59
VCU 90 Final
DUQ 63
MU 69 Final
CINCY 71
SDSU 45 Final
WYO 58
RUT 66 Final
ND 69
GONZ 63 Final
BUTL 64