Scores

Final

Texas Southern 52

(1-5, 0-4 away)

Middle Tennessee 79

(4-1, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, November 24, 2012

Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1 2 T
TXSO 20 3252
MTU 41 3879

Top Performers

Texas Southern: L. Johnson-Danner 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Middle Tennessee: S. Jones 21 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Stl

Middle Tennessee 79, Texas Southern 52

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Shawn Jones scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, as Middle Tennessee dominated Texas Southern 79-53 Saturday night in nonconference action.

Marcos Knight had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Neiko Hunter chipped in with 13 points for the Blue Raiders.

Middle Tennessee (4-1) led 18-12 with 12 minutes left in the first half and extended it with a 23-8 run to close it.

Jones finished the first half with 15 points and six rebounds to help Middle Tennessee take a 41-20 lead into halftime.

Texas Southern (1-5) cut the lead to 19, 22-41 early in the second period, but Middle Tennessee answered with 6 straight points to push the lead to 26, 48-22. The Tigers never made it a contest.

Lawrence Johnson-Danner came off the bench to lead Texas Southern with 14 points, and Kyrie Sutton and Raymond Penn had 10 points apiece.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXSO
MTU
Points 52 79
FG Made-Attempted 19-48 (.396) 31-65 (.477)
3P Made-Attempted 6-23 (.261) 5-13 (.385)
FT Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 12-17 (.706)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 27

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