MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Raymond Cintron led four players in double figures with 15 points and Middle Tennessee routed in-state foe Tennessee State 77-48 Tuesday.
Marcos Knight tallied 14 points and a team-high six rebounds while Neiko Hunter and Shawn Jones added 13 apiece. Cintron made 5 of 6 shots from 3-point range -- including four in the first half -- for Middle Tennessee, which has won three of its last four games
Cintron's first 3-pointer gave Middle Tennessee a 14-5 lead 4:52 into the first half. Tennessee State (5-7) cut what was a 17-point deficit to 15, 30-15, but Cintron hit 3s on three straight possessions to give Middle Tennessee a commanding 39-15 lead.
The Blue Raiders (8-3) shot 48.3 percent (28 of 58) and held a 37-34 rebounding edge.
The family of former Houston Astros owner Roy Hofheinz wants a court to require the University of Houston to keep his name on the school's basketball arena.
Michigan has hired assistant basketball coaches Billy Donlon and Saddi Washington.
Duke and Cincinnati, 2016 NCAA tournament teams, highlight the eight-team field for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.
|Southeast Missouri State||2-14||8||5-24|
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|