Arkansas State vs Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee 73, Arkansas St. 60

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Neiko Hunter had a game-high 17 points and Marcos Knight added a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Middle Tennessee past Arkansas State 73-60 Thursday night in a Sun Belt Conference game.

Knight, the only player for both teams with double figure rebounds, helped Middle Tennessee (21-4, 13-1) outrebound Arkansas State 37-31.

Spurred by Hunter off the bench, Middle Tennessee held a 34-26 advantage in bench points.

The Blue Raiders outscored the Red Wolves (14-9, 8-6) 44-20 in the paint.

Arkansas State shot just 30.4 percent (7 of 23) in the first half while Middle Tennessee shot 56 percent (14 of 25). The Blue Raiders led at halftime 34-21.

Middle Tennessee led wire to wire and led by as many as 31 points in the second half.

Cameron Golden had 15 points for the Arkansas State, which just snapped a three-game winning streak.

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Scoreboard
Arkansas State (14-9)213960
Middle Tennessee (21-4) «343973

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Arkansas State Red Wolves
B. Peterson, F301-52-28334
K. Downs, F164-50-04028
C. Golden, G325-133-453215
E. Townsel, G241-51-21023
T. Finn, G181-51-22004
M. Hooten222-65-622210
R. Dickerson203-62-31048
K. Washington190-33-40123
R. Worsham172-41-22125
J. Weaver20-00-02000
S. Kisler00-00-01000
Totals 19-5218-2531101960
 36.5%72% 
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
J. Sulton, F291-70-04022
K. Hammonds, F263-60-24527
S. Jones, F154-50-13138
M. Knight, G305-104-9114115
B. Massey, G262-22-21537
N. Hunter218-110-030317
T. Knight151-10-13122
R. Cintron143-80-03026
J. Gallman132-30-01145
T. Walker71-22-22014
Z. Gibson20-00-00000
G. Gibson10-00-00000
F. Perkins10-10-00000
Totals 30-568-1737172373
 53.6%47.1% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern0-05-032
Georgia St.0-03-179
UT-Arlington0-02-14
App. St.0-03-2328
Coast. Car.0-03-2117
S. Alabama0-03-2158
UL Lafayette0-03-275
Arkansas St.0-02-2190
Troy0-02-3201
Texas St.0-01-2221
UL-Monroe0-01-3208
Little Rock0-00-4217

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech0-04-020
Middle Tenn.0-04-131
Old Dominion0-04-133
So. Miss0-02-1294
Western Ky.0-02-1312
UAB0-03-2297
UT-San Antonio0-03-2197
Charlotte0-02-2288
FAU0-02-2260
Marshall0-02-2254
North Texas0-02-2244
FIU0-02-3342
Rice0-01-3278
UTEP0-01-3323
 
Other games
IND 72 Final
ILL 74
NCST 85 Final
DUKE 98
MIZZ 68 Final
TXAM 70
COLO 48 Final
ORE 47
PEP 56 Final
GONZ 82