Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 58

(2-0, 1-0 away)

Savannah State 55

(1-1, 1-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, November 13, 2012

Tiger Arena, Savannah, Georgia

1 2 T
MTU 22 3658
SAV 29 2655

Top Performers

Middle Tennessee: M. Knight 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl

Savannah State: R. Hassan 16 Pts, 6 Reb

Middle Tennessee 58, Savannah St. 55

Associated Press

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Marcos Knight scored 21 points to help Middle Tennessee come from behind in the second half to beat Savannah State 58-55 Tuesday night.

Bruce Massey added seven points, seven rebounds and two late free throws for Middle Tennessee (2-0).

Knight led the way with a strong second half. He scored 19 points after halftime, including 17 of the Blue Raider's first 23 second-half points.

With 15:57 remaining in the game, Knight buried a 3-pointer to give Middle Tennessee its first lead, 32-31. He followed it up with a dunk, then two free throws to give Middle Tennessee a four point advantage.

After Savannah State cut the lead to 56-55 following Rashad Hassan's three-point play with 41 seconds remaining, Bruce Massey hit two free throws with 9 seconds left to push the lead to 58-55. Preston Blackman missed a 3-pointer as time expired to give Middle Tennessee the victory.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTU
SAV
Points 58 55
FG Made-Attempted 16-38 (.421) 21-53 (.396)
3P Made-Attempted 1-2 (.500) 2-16 (.125)
FT Made-Attempted 25-38 (.658) 11-23 (.478)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 12

2012-13 Season

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