Scores

Final

Furman 76

(6-2, 2-0 Southern)

Middle Tennessee 61

(4-6, 2-2 home)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    4:00 PM ET, December 12, 2010

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    FUR 42 3476
    MTU 27 3461

    Top Performers

    Furman: N. States 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Blk

    Middle Tennessee: S. Jones 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Furman 76, Middle Tennessee 61

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Noah States scored 18 points to lead Furman past Middle Tennessee State 76-61 on Sunday.

    The Paladins (5-2) shot 57.1 percent in the opening half (16 for 28) and led 42-27 at halftime.

    Amu Saaka scored 14, Jordan Miller had 12 and Colin Reddick 10 for Furman, which has won three straight.

    The Blue Raiders (4-5) were outrebounded 40-28 and shot just 18 for 52 from the floor (34.6 percent).

    JT Sulton scored 16 points, while James Gallman and Shawn Jones scored 13 each. Jones also had 10 rebounds.

    Furman overcame 18 turnovers and finished 26 of 49 from the field (53.1 percent), including a 50 percent shooting effort from 3-point range (7 of 14).

    Middle Tennessee scored 18 points off of turnovers and held a 36-21 advantage in bench points but the Blue Raiders allowed 28 second-chance points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FUR
    MTU
    Points 76 61
    FG Made-Attempted 26-49 (.531) 18-52 (.346)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 6-15 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-23 (.739) 19-31 (.613)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 0

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